Principal Dancer Polina Semionova with American Ballet Theatre

POLINA SEMIONOVA TO WITHDRAW FROM PERFORMANCES WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE.

Due to injury, Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will withdraw from her remaining performances with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House.  It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Semionova was scheduled for seven additional performances during the Company’s 2015 Spring season.

Guest Artist Maria Kochetkova will replace Semionova in an excerpt from Act II of Giselle in this evening’s 75th Anniversary Gala performance.  Soloist Stella Abrera will replace Semionova in the title role of Giselle on Saturday evening, May 23. Principal Dancer Hee Seo will replace Semionova as Nikiya in La Bayadère on Monday evening, June 1 and at the matinee on Saturday, June 6, and as Juliet on Monday evening, June 15.  Seo will also replace Semionova as Odette/Odile on Monday evening, June 15 and Saturday evening, June 27.

Tickets for American Ballet Theatre’s 2015 Metropolitan Opera House season, beginning at $20, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000.  The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City.  For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org

Polina Semionova in Giselle. © The Mikhailovsky Theatre.