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American Ballet Theater Promotes 4 Dancers

Kevin McKenzie, the company’s artistic director, said in a statement, “It is gratifying to tap the depth of our homegrown artists.”

Ms. Lane joined Ballet Theater as an apprentice in 2003 and became a soloist in 2007. Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times called her debut as the lead in “Giselle,” in May, “distinguished.” Ms. Lane also originated the role of Princess Praline in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Whipped Cream” this spring.

On Thursday night, Ms. Shevchenko’s performance alongside David Hallberg in George Balanchine’s “Mozartiana,” part of Ballet Theater’s “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” was received with enthusiastic applause. Ms. Shevchenko, who was born in Ukraine but has lived in the United States since she was 8, joined the company as a soloist in 2006, and has been a soloist since 2014.

Ms. Teuscher, who became an apprentice in 2007 and a soloist in 2014, made her debut this season as Odette/Odile in “Swan Lake.” Gia Kourlas wrote in The Times that she was “the complete package, a mixture of astonishing technique, grandeur and ease.” She added that Ms. Teuscher “doesn’t show you how she’s dancing a role; rather, she embodies it with a natural vivacity of breathtaking coordination and elegant strength.”

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Calvin Royal III, center, in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Serenade After Plato’s Symposium” at American Ballet Theater in 2016.

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Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

After dancing with Ballet Theater’s Studio Company for a few years, Mr. Royal joined the main company as an apprentice in 2010, and has been in the corps since 2011. This might be a surprise to audience members; Mr. Royal is featured onstage relatively often for his rank, including this season in “Swan Lake” and “Whipped Cream.” He has also danced a lead role in Ratmansky’s “Serenade After Plato’s Symposium”; Mr. Macaulay wrote in The Times that he and James Whiteside, another principal dancer, “were both towers of strength.”

Two principal ballerinas are leaving the company during its Metropolitan Opera season. Diana Vishneva, 40, gave her farewell performance with Ballet Theater on June 23 but will continue to dance with another company, the Mariisnky, in Russia. And Ballet Theater announced this week that Veronika Part, 39, would retire, as her contract was not renewed for another season. She will say goodbye on Saturday afternoon, dancing alongside the soloists Blaine Hoven and Arron Scott in “Mozartiana.”

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