New ABT Summer Program Director Appointed

Kate Lydon (left) working with members of ABT Studio Company. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of ABT

Kate Lydon has been appointed artistic director of American Ballet Theatre's summer intensive programs, adding to her responsibilities as artistic director of the ABT Studio Company and apprentice program coordinator. The former editor-in-chief of Dance Spirit steps into the position in time to lead the 2017 programs. Lydon, who was a company member of ABT from 1995 to 1998, will oversee nearly 1,400 students attending programs in six locations nationwide. She replaces Julie Kent, who left to direct The Washington Ballet.

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