Northrop Reopens April 4 with American Ballet Theatre Performing Giselle

Media Note: To request media credentials for the opening weekend events, contact Cari Hatcher at  (612) 625-6003 or

Contacts: Cari Hatcher, Northrop Communications,, (612) 625-6003
Brooke Dillon, University News Service,, (612) 624-2801

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (03/07/2014) —The anticipated grand reopening of Northrop is less than a month away, and casting has been announced for the American Ballet Theatre’s April 4th weekend production of Giselle.

The following performers will play the iconic roles of Giselle and Albrecht throughout the weekend:

  • April 4: American Ballet Theatre principals Paloma Herrera and Cory Stearns. Herrera has been a member of ABT since 1991, while Stearns joined in 2005.
  • April 5: Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside. Both Boylston and Whiteside will be making their American Ballet Theatre debuts.
  • April 6: Hee Seo and Alexandre Hammoudi. Seo has been a performing member of the ABT since 2005. Hammoudi will be making his debut.

The ballet performance, featuring a live orchestra, will kick off a weekend full of Northrop Inside Out Grand Reopening Gala events. A dessert and champagne reception, and Northrop Inside Out After Dark dance party featuring a live DJ and special performances, follows the main stage show on the 4th.

Tickets are available on Northrop’s website or from U of M Tickets and Events Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 612-624-2345 or in person at Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, east side ground level box office only.

About American Ballet Theatre
American Ballet Theatre is recognized as one of the great dance companies in the world.  Few ballet companies equal ABT for its combination of size, scope and outreach.  Recognized as a living national treasure since its founding in 1940, ABT annually tours the United States, performing for more than 600,000 people. It has also made more than 30 international tours to 43 countries.

About Northrop
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