The American Girl Doll Event:  June 25, 2014

26 Aug

This summer I worked as the Special Events Intern at American Ballet Theatre. I was lucky enough to experience and assist the development department during their eight-week season at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. One of the most memorable experiences I had at the Met during this time was when I had the opportunity to assist in The American Girl Doll Event.

The company was performing Swan Lake and partnered with American Girl to hold a special tea party. Once the ballet concluded a rush of little girls and their dressed-up dolls ran up the Met stairs and to the Belmont Room. As part of the girls’ special afternoon at the ballet, ABT asked two dancers from the corps de ballet to come up after their performance in costume for a meet and greet. Once the ballerinas entered the room, the girls’ faces lit up with admiration and excitement. I am so grateful that I was able to attend this event because it reminded me of how I felt the first time I went to the ballet.     

ABT continues to aspire a new generation of audiences through special events such as the American Girl Doll tea party, the Young People’s Ballet Workshop, and other established projects. I am thankful to have played a role in ABT’s initiative to provide today’s youth with exposure to the arts. My summer at ABT was a memorable experience and has helped me continue to develop my professional aspirations.  

Amanda Morton

Special Events Intern

Summer 2014

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