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American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie

Interviews with Kevin McKenzie the Artistic Director of The American Ballet Theatre

19 min watch

During his pre-tour visit, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie sat down with us to discuss his excitement about ABT’s Australian debut, the unique ABT style, the importance of the performing arts and his journey to becoming a professional dancer, as well as the way ABT is reaching a whole new generation of arts makers and performers.

From Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis remarking he 'dressed up nicely' before suggesting they both ‘get to work’ at a fundraiser during early days at the helm, to his recent encounter with Hilary Clinton, this four part series highlights anecdotes and advice drawn from the mind at the forefront of a cultural powerhouse and a genuinely charming man.

Watch these interviews to gain an insight behind the curtain.

The American Ballet Theatre style

Why the performing arts matter

Becoming a professional dancer

'Make a Ballet' schools program


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