Tag: stella abrera

Meet the Manila-Based Teacher Stella Abrera Calls a “Fairy Godmother” to Her Students

In 2018, Elwince Magbitang and Raye Vince Pelegrin became scholarship students at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. It was a monumental opportunity for the boys from the Philippines. Both 17 at the time, they had to move halfway across the world from their school, Steps Dance Studio in Manila, where they had been […]

Stella Abrera, the JKO School’s New Acting Artistic Director, Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for the Year Ahead

On June 9, 2022, American Ballet Theatre announced the appointment of former principal dancer Stella Abrera to acting artistic director of the famed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School for the 2022-23 academic year. The news came as part of a wave of global ballet leadership changes made over the summer, marking a new generation of professionals […]

Stella Abrera to Take on New Role as Artistic Director of Kaatsbaan

Yesterday, Kaatsbaan, the Tivoli, NY–based cultural park for dance, announced that Stella Abrera will join the organization as its new artistic director, effective January 1, 2020. This news come just weeks after we learned that Abrera will be taking her final bow with American Ballet Theatre in June. While we’ll miss seeing Abrera on the […]