INTERMEZZO will offer a program of five World Premieres. The evening is titled From Myth to Philosophy and will explore classical myths through modern ballet. The pieces will be choreographed by Ja'Malik, Adam Hendrickson, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Gemma Bond and Craig Salstein.
Dancers will include Abi Stafford, Kaitlyn Gilliland, Nicole Graniero, Amber Neff, Nancy Richer, Alfredo Solivan, Giselle Alvarez, Rina Barrantes, Tanner Schwartz, Morgan Stinnett, Oliver Swan-Jackson, Mauro Villanueva, and Shoshana Rosenfield.
INTERMEZZO Dance Company, founded by ABT soloist Craig Salstein, seeks to create new works in the genre of classical ballet using the music of the great composers as an inspirational springboard.
ABOUT CRAIG SALSTEIN
Born in Miami, Florida, Craig Salstein began dancing at five years old with Mia Michaels and at age eleven became a student at the Miami City Ballet School. He trained in summer programs at The Joffrey Ballet, the School of American Ballet and at American Ballet Theatre. In 1999 he joined the Miami City Ballet and in 2000 joined American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company. In 2002 he joined the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre and was promoted to Soloist in March 2007. Salstein's repertory with the Company includes Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the first sailor in Fancy Free, the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, the Champion Roper in Rodeo, Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, Paul Taylor's Company B, He created leading roles in Alexi Ratmansky’s Symphony #9 and The Nutcracker. In 2010 he choreographed for ABT’s “Innovative Initiative.”
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