Fall 2021 Season

American Ballet Theatre

Oct 20-Oct 31, 2021

Join American Ballet Theatre for a triumphant return to its first New York Fall Season since 2019. ABT’s Fall 2021 Season at the David H. Koch Theater will feature the World Premiere of ZigZag by Jessica Lang, the stage premieres of Bernstein in a Bubble by Alexei Ratmansky and Touché by Christopher Rudd, and ABT masterworks Pillar of Fire and Some Assembly Required.


The stars shine bright on October 26, 2021 for ABT’s Fall Gala. This season’s Gala features an exhilarating program of new work and stage premieres and honors Jenna Segal in recognition of her championing of female choreographers.

October 26

La Follia Variations
Indestructible Light (excerpt)


ABT’s renowned production of the romantic ballet in two acts arrives at the David H. Koch Theater for the first time. Do not miss this unforgettable tale of love, betrayal, and forgiveness.

October 20, 21, 22, 23 (mat), 23 (eve), & 24

Program 1: Rhythm and Rapture

 Featuring romance and charm, this program is an exciting reflection of artistic creativity and human connection.

October 27 & 30 (eve)

Bernstein in a Bubble
Some Assembly Required
Indestructible Light

Program 2: Theatre, Ballet, and an American Icon

A bold and colorful program with works by Lang and Lovette nodding to the vibrancy of New York City while Tudor’s masterwork brings drama.

October 28, 29, & 31

La Follia Variations
Pillar of Fire

Program 3: An Afternoon of Appreciation

This program honors the triumph of artistic perseverance and the joy of uniting in movement, featuring ballets worked on during the pandemic.

La Follia Variations
Bernstein in a Bubble

October 30 (mat)

Calvin Royal III and João Menegussi in Touché. Video courtesy of Matador Content.


Explore the theater

The David H. Koch Theater, designed specifically to showcase dance performance, is home to New York City Ballet.