Mixed Repertory program including:

La Follia Variations
Let Me Sing Forevermore
Indestructible Light
Don Quixote
pas de deux (Jul 10 & Jul 11, 5:00 pm) 
Swan Lake, Act II pas de deux (Jul 10, 8:00 pm & Jul 11, 2:00 pm)

American Ballet Theatre Announces Summer Tour - New York Times

American Ballet Theatre will take to the road this summer, traveling by bus and truck to eight U.S. cities including Minneapolis, Minnesota. Northrop will present ABT Across America for four outdoor performances at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The performance and seating area will be outdoors on an open lawn near the Red Barn and Bee and Pollinator Center at the Arboretum. Seating will be divided into three price zones, and seating within those zones will be general admission. Bring your own chair for the performance. VIP ticket purchases include a free chair to keep, otherwise, chairs will not be provided by the Arboretum or Northrop.

In addition to the opportunity to see America’s National Ballet Company® in this breathtaking outdoor performance, your ticket purchase will include free parking and all-day admission to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Named the Best Botanical Garden in North America by USA Today readers in 2017 & 2019, the Arboretum is known for its beautiful display gardens, award-winning tree collections, and extensive hiking and walking trails.

Some limited edition ABT Across America blankets, chairs, and water bottles will be available for sale at the performances as a souvenir of this unique event while supplies last. 

About ABT Across America

ABT Across America builds on ABT’s history of cross-country tours in the 1940s and 1950s. 20 ABT dancers and 28 support crew will travel across 14 states, for a total of 3,100 miles, performing outdoors. These unique performances will take place on a custom-built 40’ x 76’ stage that folds out of an 18-wheeler truck. 

Each 50-minute show will be performed without an intermission. Repertory for ABT Across America will feature Lauren Lovette’s La Follia Variations, a work for eight dancers set to music by Francesco Geminiani, Jessica Lang’s Let Me Sing Forevermore, a pas de deux blending ballet and jazz vocabulary set to songs sung by Tony Bennett, Darrell Grand Moultrie’s Indestructible Light, a celebration of American jazz music, and the high-spirited, energetic pas de deux from the full-length ballet Don Quixote alternating with the pas de deux from Act II of  Swan Lake. Dancers scheduled to participate in the ABT Across America tour include Lauren Bonfiglio, Jacob Clerico, Michael de la Nuez, Carlos Gonzalez, Kiely Groenewegen, Sung Woo Han, Catherine Hurlin, Anabel Katsnelson, Kanon Kimura, Melvin Lawovi, Tyler Maloney, Joseph Markey, Abbey Marrison, Hannah Marshall, Betsy McBride, Duncan McIlwaine, João Menegussi, Chloe Misseldine, Cory Stearns, and Devon Teuscher.

"I turned around as the company was taking their bows and looked at thousands of people on their feet applauding as far back as I could see." —Lincoln Journal Star

"It's not every day that a dance company takes on the swagger and trappings of rock stars." Read the full Star Tribune preview

  • PLEASE NOTE Star Tribune article correction. The Arboretum does not allow outside food and beverage, including wine and cheese, in the performance area as noted earlier in the article. 

event details

Sat, July 10, 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sun, July 11, 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Photos of American Ballet Theatre

Program Notes

Kari Schloner

Greetings! It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (That is not something I ever anticipated I would get to share!) Whether you have been coming to Northrop for many years or this is your first time with us, thank you for joining me here in one of the most beautiful places in Minnesota.

Northrop and the University have a long and special relationship with American Ballet Theatre. They have been enrapturing Northrop audiences for nearly 70 years. This weekend will be their 18th engagement with us, including their performance at the celebrated reopening of the newly renovated Northrop building in 2014. When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of ABT’s spring 2021 tour, including their Northrop performance, the disappointment was allayed by the promise of something “big” in the works.

“Big” was an understatement. It was December 2020 when we learned that ABT was planning to hit the road with a portable stage built into a semi-truck to tour the nation with a fully self-contained outdoor ballet performance. I knew immediately that we needed to bring this very special tour to our Twin Cities community as a safe and joyful welcome back to live performances. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum immediately came to mind as the perfect backdrop. Nature and the arts have much in common. They both show beauty, strength, and resilience while giving much needed hope, joy, and a source of healing.

It’s hard to believe that this first performance marks one year, four months, and eleven days since Northrop has been able to host a live presentation of a dance company for an in-person audience. Since the inception of the Northrop Dance Series in 1970, there has not been such a span of time when Northrop was unable to bring world-class dance companies to the Twin Cities, including the four-year renovation of the building when we presented our seasons in various theaters throughout the area. Coming together in community to experience the inspiration, awe, and beauty of dance is one of life’s great joys. COVID-19 has taken so much from so many over the past year and a half, but today provides another piece of evidence that there is hope on the horizon.

And with our eye on that horizon, we are thrilled to be announcing our 2021-22 Northrop Season on August 3! It will be filled with Northrop favorites and newcomers. We are working with some long-standing partners and some new names. You’ll even have the chance to put on your own dancing shoes! Watch your email, like our Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter or  Instagram to be the first to hear the details!

Thank you again for joining us for this performance by American Ballet Theatre. And a special thanks to our subscribers and donors. Through your attendance and support you ensure that Northrop can continue bringing world-class artists and performances to the Twin Cities. See you at Northrop this fall!


Kari Schloner
Director of Northrop

Chloe Misseldine and Jose Sebastian

Chloe Misseldine and Jose Sebastian in La Follia Variations.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography.

American Ballet Theatre

Kevin McKenzie
Artistic Director

Kara Medoff Barnett
Executive Director

David G. Lansky
General Manager


*2021 Jennifer Alexander Dancer

Clinton Luckett
Associate Artistic Director

Irina Kolpakova
Principal Répétiteur

Carlos Lopez
Director of Repertoire

ABT Across America is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

American Ballet Theatre recognizes Dalio Philanthropies and one anonymous donor for their champion support of ABT Across America. Additional major support provided by John Rallis and Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis.

ABT Across America logo

ABT Across America tour bus

Photo courtesy @buswraps.

20 dancers. 8 cities. 21 days. 3,100 miles. In the 1950s, American Ballet Theatre’s tour bus, “The Pioneer,” introduced world-class ballet to cities and towns across America. In Summer 2021, ABT’s extraordinary artists will continue that tradition.

American Ballet Theatre is delighted to share ABT Across America, a unique tour traveling by a caravan of six sleeper buses and three production trucks, bringing the artistry and vitality of ABT’s dancers to outdoor venues. After months of virtual performances and digital channels, ABT will inspire audiences across the country through the joy of live performance.

Don QPhoto: Erin Baiano, courtesy Vail Dance Festival.

Catherine Hurlin in Don Quixote.

Photo: Erin Baiano, courtesy Vail Dance Festival.

La Follia Variations

Choreography by LAUREN LOVETTE
Lighting by BRAD FIELDS 

LAUREN BONFIGLIO          CARLOS GONZALEZ                                           




La Follia Variations was given its digital World Premiere by ABT Studio Company on February 9, 2021. It received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California on April 23, 2021.

Costumes constructed by Jolibe Atelier, New York, NY
Sketches by Joel Diaz for Victor Glemaud

Don Quixote
(Act III Pas de Deux)
Sat, Jul 10, 5:00 pm; Sun, Jul 11, 5:00 pm



Swan Lake
(Act II Pas de Deux)
Sat, Jul 10, 8:00 pm; Sun, Jul 11, 2:00 pm

Choreography after LEV IVANOV
Costumes by ZACK BROWN
Lighting by BRAD FIELDS

Sat, Jul 10, 8:00 pm


Sat, Jul 11, 2:00 pm


Let Me Sing Forevermore

Choreography by JESSICA LANG
Songs performed by TONY BENNETT
Lighting by BRAD FIELDS 

Sat, Jul 10, 5:00 pm; Sun, Jul 11, 2:00 pm


Sat, Jul 10, 8:00 pm; Sun, Jul 11, 5:00 pm


Let Me Sing Forevermore received its World Premiere on March 23, 2019 at the Erik Bruhn Competition in Toronto, Canada performed by Catherine Hurlin and Aran Bell.

Let Me Sing Forevermore is generously supported through an endowed gift from The Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

“Steppin’ Out With My Baby” Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. This selection is used by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein: A Concord Company. www.irvingberlin.com All Rights Reserved. “Fly Me to the Moon (in other words)” Words and music by Bart Howard. TRO © Copyright 1954 (Renewed) Palm Valley Music, LLC, New York, NY. International Copyright Secured. All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance for Profit. “I Got Rhythm” from the album Tony Bennett, Here’s to the Ladies [1995], written by Ira Gershwin, published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing. THE WORLDWIDE COPYRIGHTS IN THE MUSIC OF GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE LICENSED BY THE GERSHWIN ® FAMILY.

Indestructible Light

Costumes by MARK ERIC
Lighting by BRAD FIELDS




Indestructible Light was created on ABT dancers and filmed during the COVID-19 crisis, while safely quarantined at PS21, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, New York. The filmed performance received its World Premiere as part of the ABT Today virtual gala on November 23, 2020. It received its stage premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California on April 23, 2021.

“Battle Royal” performed by Duke Ellington & Count Basie is used courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment. “Little Pony" (Instrumental) by Neal Hefti is used courtesy of WC MUSIC CORP. (ASCAP) “Tricky’s Licks” performed by Duke Ellington, Svend Asmussen, Stephanie Grappelli, Ray Nance, and Billy Strayhorn, is used by arrangement with Warner Music Group. “The Star-Crossed Lovers” (From Such Sweet Thunder) by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn is used courtesy of Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP) o/b/o Itself, Tempo Music Inc and Sony ATV Harmony. “Trick or Tricky” composed and recorded by Chuck Harmony.

Indesctructable Light

Scene from Indestructible Light.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography.

Cory Stearns

Cory Stearns

Mattituck, New York
Joined ABT 2005
Principal since 2011

Devon Teuscher

Devon Teuscher

South Burlington, Vermont
Joined ABT 2007
Principal since 2017

Catherine Hurlin

Catherine Hurlin

New York, New York
Joined ABT 2013
Soloist since 2018

Lauren Bonfiglio

Lauren Bonfiglio

Red Bank, New Jersey
Joined ABT 2014

Jacob Clerico

Jacob Clerico

Natick, Massachusetts
Joined ABT 2018

Michael de la Nuez

Michael de la Nuez

Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined ABT 2018

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez

Madrid, Spain
Joined ABT 2016

Kiely Groenewegen

Kiely Groenewegen

Williamstown, Australia
Joined ABT 2017

Sung Woo Han

Sung Woo Han

Seoul, South Korea
Joined ABT 2013

Anabel Katsnelson

Anabel Katsnelson

New City, New York
Joined ABT 2016

Kanon Kimura

Kanon Kimura

Tokyo, Japan
Joined ABT 2019

Melvin Lawovi

Melvin Lawovi

Toulouse, France
Joined ABT 2019

Tyler Maloney

Tyler Maloney

Wyckoff, New Jersey
Joined ABT 2015

Joseph Markey

Joseph Markey

Jacksonville, Florida
Joined ABT 2019

Abbey Marrison

Abbey Marrison

Markham, Ontario, Canada
Joined ABT 2018

Hannah Marshall

Hannah Marshall

New York, New York
Joined ABT 2013

Betsy McBride

Betsy McBride

Coppell, Texas
Joined ABT 2015

Duncan McIlwaine

Duncan McIlwaine

Worcester, Vermont
Joined ABT 2019

João Menegussi

João Menegussi

Vitória, Brazil
Joined ABT 2017

Chloe Misseldine

Chloe Misseldine

Orlando, Florida
Joined ABT 2019

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994), Honorary Chairman Emerita



Andrew F. Barth, Chairman

Sharon Patrick, Martin Sosnoff, Vice Chairmen

Sarah Arison, President

Stewart R. Smith, Treasurer

Melissa A. Smith, Secretary



Andrew F. Barth, Chairman

Sarah Arison, President

Sharon Patrick, Vice Chair

Beth Chartoff Spector, Chair, Audit Committee

Kara Moore, Chair, Development Committee

Carrie Gaiser Casey, Co-Chair, Education Committee

Karen C. Phillips, Co-Chair, Education Committee

Stewart R. Smith, Chair, Finance Committee

 Martin Sosnoff, Co-Chair, Investment Committee

Douglas C. Wurth, Co-Chair, Investment Committee

Jenna Segal, Chair, Nominating Committee

James Hexter, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

Valentino D. Carlotti, Member-at-Large

Lisa Smith Cashin, Member-at-Large

Brian J. Heidtke, Member-at-Large

Patricia R. Morton, Member-at-Large

Melissa A. Smith, Member-at-Large


Linda Allard
Kara Medoff Barnett
Francesca Macartney Beale
Hamish Bowles
Damien Calderini
Iain Drayton
Susan Fales-Hill
Pamela Ford
Gwendolyn M. Fragomen
Angela H. Ho
Yongsoo Huh

Wendy Evans Joseph
Reynold Levy
Shelly London
Alissa Hsu Lynch
Paula Mahoney
Diego Marroquin
Nancy McCormick
Kevin McKenzie
Ruth Newman
Michael Paull

Dmitri Potishko
David Rabkin
Janine Racanelli
Matthew Rubel
Shari Siadat
Sutton Stracke
Douglas Tabish
Rutger von Post
John L. Warden, Esq.


Donald M. Kendall†
Melville Straus†
Charles H. Dyson†
Stephen J. Friedman 
Peter T. Joseph†
Hamilton E. James
Lewis S. Ranieri 
Edward A. Fox
Donald Kramer


Andrew F. Barth, Co-Chair
Susan Fales-Hill, Co-Chair
Dr. Joan Taub Ades
Cheryl Bergenfeld
Arlene J. Blau
Amy R. Churgin
Susan Feinstein
Nancy Havens-Hasty
Judith M. Hoffman
Christian Keesee
Anka K. Palitz
Cindy Sites
William Henry Told, Jr.
Jean Volpe
Ali E. Wambold


Mildred C. Brinn†
Ricki Gail Conway 
Deborah, Lady MacMillan
Robin Chemers Neustein
Anne M. Tatlock 
Blaine Trump
Nancy Zeckendorf

ABT Across America is generously supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

American Ballet Theatre recognizes Dalio Philanthropies and one anonymous donor for their champion support of ABT Across America. Additional major support provided by John Rallis and Mary Lynn Bergman-Rallis.


American Ballet Theatre is proud to recognize:

American Airlines, the Official Airline of American Ballet Theatre

Bank of America, Lead Corporate Partner of ABT Studio Company

LG Electronics, Global Electronics Partner of American Ballet Theatre


ABT extends deepest gratitude to:

Dr. Robert Galvin, Medical Advisor

The Straus Family Foundation for their leadership support in honor of ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.

Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey for their leading support of ABT’s Apprentice Program.

Avery and Andrew F. Barth for their sponsorship of the Corps de Ballet in memory of Laima and Rudolph Barth and in recognition of former ABT Corps dancer Carmen Barth Fox.

ABT’s Choreographic Innovation and Inspiration and Inclusion programs are generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. Additional major support of ABT’s Innovation and Inclusion programs is provided by Mark Casey and Carrie Gaiser Casey, the Ford Foundation, The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund and through an endowed gift from the Toni and Martin Sosnoff New Works Fund.

Commissions and presentations of new works by women choreographers are supported by the ABT Women’s Movement. Champion support for the ABT Women’s Movement is provided by Jenna Segal. Additional leadership support is provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Special thanks to Denise Littlefield Sobel for her leadership gifts to: ABT's Media Fund, advancing the Company's digital endeavors; and ABT RISE, fueling the Company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Peninsula New York

ABT is supported, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

American Ballet Theatre thanks the individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose contributions support the Company’s dancers, productions, education and training programs.



ABT’s most important asset is its incredible dancers. Contributions to the ABT Dancer Fund help to develop, train, and sustain these remarkable artist/athletes at every stage of their careers. Support for the training pipeline is crucial to the success of the Company. We extend heartfelt thanks to our Dancer Sponsors for honoring ABT’s brilliant dancers.

ABT thanks the following individuals who sponsor dancers participating in ABT Across America:

Alexandra Airth

Sarah Arison

Steven Backes

Donna Calamari

Kathleen Condon

Mr. Roger Fine and Dr. Rebecca Fine

Yubeteh and Dennis Fitzgerald

The Georgia Hiden Charitable Foundation

The Mathey Family

Linda and Edward Morse

Patricia R. Morton

The John Palatinus Trust

Jennifer L. Rizzuto

Jonathan Schiller

Mary Jo and Ted Shen

Theo Ueng


Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, Hamilton E. James Chair

Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director

David G. Lansky, General Manager

Clinton Luckett, Associate Artistic Director

Irina Kolpakova, Principal Répétiteur

Carlos Lopez, Director of Repertoire

Kyle Pickles, Associate General Manager

Ashley Baer, Company Manager

Julie Solomon, Assistant to the General Manager

Vincent Roca, Production Manager

Richard Koch, Technical Director

Danielle Ventimiglia, Production Stage Manager

Jeremiah Bischoff, Stage Manager

Brad Fields, Lighting Director

Vernon Ross, Wardrobe

James Graber, Wardrobe

Rena Most, Wig and Makeup Supervisor

Julie Daugherty, Physical Therapist

Emma Alteri, Company Management Assistant


Andrew Gasparro, Partner

William “Stoney” Stonecypher, Partner

Jimmy Mistler, Partner

Michael Magovern, Head Rigger/Lighting Tech Assistant

Paul Chimenti, Head Carpenter/Sound Tech

Shane Crittenden, Carpenter

Will Brown, Lighting Tech/Board Operator

Adam Lopez, Generator Tech

Phil LaDue, G2 Mobile Stuctures Tech


Tommy Ledford

Matt Brabson

John Harman

Antwon Stigger

Anthony Rivera

Eddy Watts


Christie Lites

Clark Transfer

G2 Mobile Structures

Pioneer Coach

Sound Associates

American Ballet Theatre would like to thank the following people and organizations for their enormous and invaluable contributions towards ABT Across America

For your partnership…

William Stephan, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE

Chuck Swanson, University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA

Rich Regan, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Kristen Brogdon, Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Susan Sherman, St. Louis

Tom Ridgely, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis 

Pam Mandelker, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis

Therese Spaseff, Gaillard Center, Charleston

Sheila Johnson, Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Middleburg, VA

Giardy Ritz, Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Middleburg, VA

Lorna-Rose Simpson, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Robyn Baskin, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Casey Reitz, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

Judy Morr, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA

John Oliphant, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA


For your expertise…

Andrew L. Gasparro, William “Stoney” Stonecypher, and Jimmy Mistler, Silverback Productions

Danielle Whiteley, Stephanie Hester, Rikke Norby, Linda Cockrell, and Jana Leighty, Road Rebel

Michael Zradicka and Neville Shende, Pioneer Coach

Kevin O’Brien, Christie Lites

Brian Wander, G2 Mobile Structures

Bob Hanlon and Greg Reif, Sound Associates

Jamie Mullican, WrapArtist, bus wrapping

Ben Shobaken, The Vomela Companies, truck wrapping


For helping make this dream a reality…

Amy Lansky

Esteban Osorio

Emma Alteri

Janine Racanelli

American Ballet Theatre is one of the greatest dance companies in the world. Revered as a national treasure since its founding season in 1940, its mission is to create, present, and extend the great repertoire of classical dancing for the widest possible audience. Headquartered in New York City, ABT is the only cultural institution of its size and stature to extensively tour, engaging and inspiring audiences for eight decades in 50 U.S. states, 45 countries, and over 480 cities worldwide. ABT’s extraordinary dancers hail from 14 countries and 24 U.S. states. ABT’s repertoire includes full-length classics from the nineteenth century, the finest works from the early twentieth century, and diverse and dynamic contemporary work by the leading choreographers of today. In 2006, by an act of Congress, ABT became America's National Ballet Company®



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We gratefully acknowledge the support from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, Minnesota State Arts Board, National Endowment for the Arts, and New England Foundation for the Arts. 

We extend a special thank you to our event sponsors PNC Bank, RBC Wealth Management, and HGA.

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  • Eric Larson
  • Alan and Peggy Lathrop
  • Kathryn Lien
  • Gabrielle Lawrence and Don Postema
  • Ross and Sally Legrand
  • Douglas and Elisabeth Lewis
  • Barbara Lind and Craig Poeschl
  • Kimberley MacLennan
  • Holly Manning
  • Candice and Gerald Matykowski
  • Anne and Michael McInerney
  • Mary Ann McKenna
  • Elizabeth Messina
  • M Valeriana Moeller
  • Margaret Moutvic-Wasz
  • David Musolf
  • Jennifer and Jonathan Nelson
  • Rebecca Ness
  • Aaron Nesser
  • Kathryn Nettleman
  • Gene-Hua Ng
  • Ava and David Nielsen
  • Jenine Nordquist
  • Denis O’Pray
  • Donald Ofstedal
  • Field and Cynthia Olson
  • David Pace
  • Ann and Bill Parker
  • David and Mary Parker
  • Claudia Poser
  • Joe and Pat Pulice
  • Jacob Rabinowitz
  • Debra Reischl
  • Gail and Joel Roberts
  • Greta Blinn Rudolph
  • Charles and Jeanne Scheiderer
  • Jessica Schroeder
  • Thomas Scott
  • Doris Seely
  • Dan Sheehan
  • Rebecca and John Shockley
  • Kari Schloner
  • Jan and Alan Sickbert
  • Mary Skelley
  • Roger Snyder
  • Jennifer Song
  • Patricia Stankovich
  • Cynthia Stone
  • Lynn Strehlow
  • Betsy Sylvester
  • Rodney and Carol Thompson
  • Barbara and Keith Thorkelson
  • Susan Travis
  • Ertugrul and Karen Owens Tuzcu
  • Patti Wales
  • Melinda Ward
  • Cathy Westrum and Annelynn Westrum
  • Laura Wilson
  • Monica Winker-Bergstrom
  • Millie Woodbury
  • Kristine Wright
  • Anna Yurchenko
  • Michael Zimmerman
  • Margaret Zoerhoff


Up to $99

  • Kent Akervik
  • Joyce Albers
  • Arthur and Charlet Allen
  • Eric Anderson
  • Jean Anderson
  • Sarah Anthony
  • Gail Armbrust
  • Michael Austin
  • Habiby Aydin
  • Veronika Bachanova
  • Todd Barton
  • Austin Beatty
  • Betty Biernat and JC Paulet
  • Michael Blomberg
  • Angella Boettcher
  • Jason Borah
  • Mary Boyer
  • Reginald and Susan Boyle
  • Kathryn Bredemus
  • Philip Briggs
  • Clifford Brody
  • Justin Burke
  • Thomas Cabaniss
  • Patricia Cagle
  • Mary Campbell
  • Deborah Carlson
  • Kate Carson
  • Philippe Catalan
  • JaNan Cavaaugh
  • Oscar Chamberlain
  • Paula Chase
  • Mary Ann and Stephen Chicoine
  • Fay Chang
  • Karen Charles
  • Deborah Clendenning
  • Janet Conn
  • Beverly Connolly
  • Jeanne and David Cornish
  • Scott Cragle
  • Charlotte Curry
  • Neal Cuthbert and Louise Robinson
  • Cynthia Daggett
  • Emily Dail
  • Sandra Daly
  • Andre Delattre
  • Sher DeMeter
  • Soleil Des Lauriers
  • Cindy Devoy
  • Dana Dimit
  • Byron Douglass
  • Mary Doyscher
  • Nancy Duffy
  • Lee Dunn
  • Jill and Ralph Dupslaff
  • Alisa Eland
  • Susan Elsner
  • Barbara and Gerald Erickson
  • Tamara Eristavi
  • Robert Ferguson and Carol Swenson
  • Elizabeth Fleck
  • Debra and Phillip Ford
  • Salvatore Franco
  • Judith Franklin
  • Wendy Friede
  • Kirk Froggart
  • Frieda Gardner
  • Katherine Gibney
  • John and Joanne Gordon
  • Nancy Gossen
  • Michael Green and Jane Powers
  • Jane Greenberg
  • Amanda Grimm and Steven Pope
  • Kathy Gremillion
  • Julie Hagemann
  • Urbae Hall
  • Marcia Hammond
  • Amy Handelsman
  • Marylee Hardenbergh
  • Jean Haskell
  • Jim Hartmann and Michelle Miles
  • Cari Hatcher
  • Joyce and Eugene Haselmann
  • Patrick and Kimberley Higgins
  • John Hofstede
  • Kurt Hollender
  • Janet Horvath
  • Michael Hull
  • Karin Jacobson and Adam Chapweske
  • Jay Jaffee and Wendy Friede
  • Karen Jeanette
  • Yin Jiang and Xiaoping Guo
  • Kenyon Johanson
  • Robert Johnson
  • Karen and Barry Johnson
  • Bill Jones
  • Jonathan Junker
  • Michael Kanner
  • Aseem Kaul
  • Anna Kerben
  • Milo Kim
  • Nancy Klausner
  • Martin Kokes
  • Amy Kosari
  • Farhad Kosari
  • Connie Kuhn
  • Arnold Kvam
  • Roberta Lamps
  • Carol Larson
  • Rose Mary and William Larson
  • Linda Leamer
  • Erik Lee
  • Reka Leeaphon
  • Patricia Lefebvre
  • Kathryn LeFevere
  • Elizabeth Ler
  • Suzanne Levi
  • Debra Lex
  • Michelle and Kevin Lian-Anderson
  • Kristine Loh
  • Dianne and Don MacLennan
  • Kyle Maltz
  • Zarah Mamun
  • Kathryn Manger
  • Judy Marcouiller
  • Susan McNamara
  • Alexandra Mentes
  • Margaret Michaelson
  • Timothy and Mary Miley
  • Eric Molho
  • Karen Moon
  • Daniel Moore
  • James Moore
  • Ayaka Moriyama
  • Ann Mosey
  • Nadia Muhamad Rashid
  • Chuck Munro
  • Shinji Muro
  • Bridget Murphy
  • Lisa Murray
  • Amy Nelson Sander
  • Lloyd Nestrud
  • Jennifer and William Neujahr
  • Libby Nickel
  • Linda and Larry Nielsen
  • Nina Norum
  • James and Sarah Novotny
  • Kristine Olson
  • Sandra Olson
  • Lynn O’Neal
  • John Opsahl
  • Nicolas Paredes Sepulveda
  • Judith Parr
  • Helen Paul
  • Mike Payer
  • Matthew Peak
  • Christina Peterson
  • Edward Peterson
  • Holly Pike and Joseph Klein
  • Cathy Poff
  • Claudia Poser and Ronald Ofstead
  • James Potter
  • Nancy Price
  • Rebecca Quaid
  • Bridget Reddan
  • Mark Rekow and Lynn Mader
  • Melanie Richards
  • Piper Ritter
  • Susan Roberts
  • Robyne Robinson
  • Yvonne Rode
  • Susan Rose
  • Jane Rosemarin and Val Landwehr
  • Thomas Rosen
  • Irina Rukina
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Makie Sanchez
  • Rebecca Scherpelz
  • Kris Schmitt
  • Robin Schow
  • Cynthia Sharon
  • Rebecca and John Shockley
  • Michael and Tara Sime
  • Edward Skelly
  • Kathleen Stanley
  • Nanette Stearns
  • Kate Stolpman
  • George Swan
  • Toni Taylor
  • Jeffrey Teeple
  • Mark Ten Eyck and LaRaye Osborne
  • Mary Teurman
  • Connor Theisen
  • Arthur Troedson
  • Brandon Ure
  • Alla Valdberg
  • Ann Van de Winckel
  • Frank Van Tongeren
  • William Venne and Douglas Kline
  • John Vilandre
  • Brian and Katherine Weitz
  • Andrew Welken
  • Helen and Paul Wells
  • Curtis West
  • Ellena and Gregory Weyandt
  • Allison Wickler
  • Anne Wiltscheck
  • Susan Wiste
  • Allie Wolf
  • Winifred Wu and Robert Lund
  • Mary Jo Zidwick
  • Mary Zilge

This season’s listing is current as of 07/02/21.
Please contact Trisha Taylor at taylort@umn.edu  if you have any corrections or questions.

Thank you to the generous donors who continue to support programming for Northrop’s beloved Aeolian-Skinner Organ. It is because of you that this magnificent instrument’s voice will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

organ supporters

  • Anonymous
  • Reade Adams
  • Katherine Anderson
  • Terry and Vicki Anderson
  • Pat Andrle
  • J. Michael Barone
  • Karen and Alan Beck
  • Mark Bergaas and Mark Ceilley
  • Carol Bessler
  • Fred and Cynthia Betz, In Honor of Esther Stocke
  • Joyce Brown
  • Drs. Robert Bruininks and Susan Hagstrum
  • Dean Billmeyer
  • Francis Carter
  • James Commander
  • Scott Cragle
  • William and Virginia Craig
  • Dee Ann and Kent Crossley
  • Thomas Dillon
  • Sheena Dufresne
  • Laura and Tim Edman
  • David Fiebiger
  • Peter Fiore
  • Catherine Fischer
  • Deborah Ford
  • Susan Foster
  • Salvatore Franco
  • Judith Franklin
  • Reid Froiland
  • Maiken Givot
  • Karen Grasmon
  • Marilyn Haight
  • Nils and Heather Halker
  • Thomas Hanna
  • Jeffrey Helgerson
  • Helen Hillstrom
  • Janet Hively
  • Anna Iltis
  • Helen and David Jensen
  • Charlie Johnson
  • Susan Keljik
  • Mark Kieffer
  • Arnold Kvam
  • Carol Leach
  • Kristin Lefferts
  • James Lehmann
  • Kathryn Lien
  • Ronald Low
  • Peter Lund
  • Stephanie McDonald
  • Alfred and Ann Moore
  • Daniel Moore
  • Darcia Narvaez
  • Paul Nasvik
  • Pamela Neuenfeldt and Don Williams
  • Don Notvik
  • Steve Oakley
  • Paul Olsen
  • Steve Panizza
  • Robert Paschke
  • Daniel Peterson
  • David and Margaret Peterson
  • Chia-Hsing Pi
  • Holly Radis-McCluskey and Glen McCluskey
  • Jane Rosemarin and Val Lardwehr
  • Bruce Schelske
  • Connie Schuelka
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • John Sebolt
  • Nancy Shallcross
  • Rebecca and John Shockley
  • Foster Solem
  • Chris Solheid
  • Laurine Speltz and Denis Ryono
  • Richard Steege
  • Paul Stever
  • William Tajibnapis
  • Nicole Thomas
  • Curtis Trout
  • John Vilandre
  • Michael Volna
  • Carolyn Wahl
  • Nancy Wellington
  • David and Rachelle Willey

Organ Advisory Board

J. Michael Barone
Cynthia Betz
Dean Billmeyer
Kristen Brogdon
Dr. Robert Bruininks

Dee Ann Crossley
Laura Edman
Cathie Fischer
Nils Halker
Cari Hatcher

David Jensen
Helen Jensen
Pamela Neuenfeldt
Kari Schloner

This season’s listing is current as of 07/02/21.
Please contact Trisha Taylor at taylort@umn.edu  if you have any corrections or questions.

Jeff Bieganek

I’ve struggled to find the right words to describe how excited we are to be presenting world class dance performances at Northrop again. To top it off, we get to welcome you back with performances by the extraordinary American Ballet Theatre in the beautiful setting of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We couldn’t be more thrilled and delighted to have you join us for these performances.

I also can’t continue without sharing my incredible gratitude to the amazing Northrop team and my fellow Northrop Advisory Board members. Over the last year, their commitment and dedication to keeping the spirit of the arts alive while creatively presenting exceptional  opportunities for us to still enjoy incredible performances from our homes was remarkable. I am so thankful for all that they do for our community and for artists.

I hope that you are as enthusiastic about this ABT performance as we are, and we can’t wait to share our inspiring plans for the upcoming 21-22 Northrop Season with you. Your ongoing support of Northrop is critical to our ability to present such amazing companies as ABT, and we hope you consider contributing what you can to keep Northrop strong and able to continue our important work. To learn more about how to contribute, or the role of the Northop Advisory Board please email us at northrop@umn.edu.

I look forward to seeing you soon at Northrop and can’t wait to say hello, so don’t hesitate to introduce—or reintroduce—yourself. Welcome back!

Jeff Bieganek, Northrop Advisory Board Chair


The Northrop Advisory Board is committed to the growth and awareness of Northrop’s mission, vision, and the continued future of presenting world-class dance and music in our community. If you would like more information about the advisory board and its work, please contact Cynthia Betz, Director of Development, at 612-626-7554 or betzx011@umn.edu.

Board Members

Cynthia Betz
Jeff Bieganek, Chair
Kristen Brogdon
Dr. Robert Bruininks
John Conlin
Deb Cran

Susan DeNuccio
Karen Hanson
Cari Hatcher
Robert Lunieski
Bob McMaster
Katheryn Menaged

Cory Padesky
Holly Radis-McCluskey
Gary Reetz
Robyne Robinson
Kari Schloner
Donald Williams


National Endowment for the Arts
Minnesota State Arts Board logo

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Artists and programs are subject to change. All activity will take place according to state and local guidelines for health and safety.