My Intern Experience

3 Jun

For my spring semester, I have been an intern with the Education and Training Department at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. This experience has been very uplifting and has helped me develop personal and professional skills. This internship was my very first, and I am happy to have had the opportunity of it being at ABT. The work environment is very friendly and there is always someone to talk to. As an intern, my duties ranged from clerical tasks to cleaning out and organizing rooms, and the most exciting of all, helping out at events such as the Met gala and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis student performances. Being able to get an inside look at how this company operates has truly been an eye opener for me. It was great to see how the company functions  and to know that at times everything is not always crystal clear or running as smoothly as it may seem. It was also an honor and privilege to meet with former and present dancers at ABT such as Mikhail “Misha” Ilyin and Misty Copeland as well as Chief Executive Officer, Rachel Moore, and ABT Trustee Brian Heidtke. The events I worked and attended were the highlight of my experience at ABT, and I was also very happy to gain my much needed office experience.

Mahalia Sealy

Training Programs Intern

Spring 2014

Mahalia Sealy in the Belmont Room at the Metropolitan Opera House

Mahalia Sealy in the Belmont Room at the Metropolitan Opera House

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