In May, I interviewed a few young dancers at ABT about their experiences as apprentices with the company, for Playbill. You can see the piece here.
And here is a short excerpt:
“During the spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, ABT performs eight evening-length ballets over the course of seven weeks, often rehearsing one ballet while performing another. There is simply not enough time to be running after wayward swans. “Time is precious, and we never have enough of it.”