American Repertory Ballet

The American Repertory Ballet (ARB) is an American ballet company based in New Jersey.[1]

The company was founded by Audrée Estey in 1963 as the Princeton Regional Ballet Company. In 1978 it became a professional company and was renamed Princeton Ballet Company. It was named American Repertory Ballet in 1990. The former Garden State Ballet merged with ARB during the 1995-1996 season.[2]

Artistic directors

Douglas Martin has been the company director since 2010. He was a Principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet (1984-91), the Cleveland Ballet (1991), and ARB (1993), where he retired from dancing in 2002.[3][4]

The company's former directors are:[1]

  • Marjorie Mussman (1992–1993)
  • Dermot Burke (1986–1992)

  • Judith Leviton (1982–1986)
  • Audrée Estey (1963–1982)


The dancers for the American Repertory Ballet's 2013-2014 season are:[5]

  • Samantha Gullace (2010–)
  • Karen Leslie Moscato (2011–)
  • Monica Giragosian (2011–)
  • Shaye Firer (2012-)

  • Mattia Pallozzi (2012-)
  • Nanako Yamamoto (2013-)
  • Jacopo Jannelli (2014-)
  • Mario Gonzalez (2015-)

  • Lily Saito (2015–)
  • Ellen Lou (2015-)
  • Austap Klimko (2015-)

  • Michael Landez - apprentice
  • Mizuki Sato - apprentice

Summer Intensive

The Princeton Ballet School's summer intensive, established in 1981, run by Princeton Ballet School director Mary Pat Roberton is an internationally renowned 5 week program for young dancers from age 12 through 23 years old.[6]


  1. 1 2 Dunning, Jennifer (March 27, 2006). "American Repertory Ballet: Strong Women, Lithe Youngsters, Sharp Turns". New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2010. Audrée Estey's Princeton Ballet School, a precursor to the American Repertory Ballet
  2. "History". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  3. La Gorce, Tammy (November 19, 2010). "Keeping Up Tradition, Sugar Plums and All". New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2010. Douglas Martin, the new director of the American Repertory Ballet
  4. "Artistic Leadership". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  5. "Dancers". American Repertory Ballet. Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  6. La Gorce, Tammy (July 8, 2011). "Summer Intensive is held at Princeton Ballet School the official school of the American Repertory Ballet.". The New York Times.

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