Assistant Artistic Director

Bat Abbit

Bat Abbit’s professional career began with the Nashville Ballet, continued with the North Carolina Dance Theatre where he was a soloist, and finished with the American Repertory Ballet. He has performed roles such as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and created the roles of Fritz and The Nutcracker in Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker. Upon becoming a Ballet Master he has staged Mr. Lustig’s Evening and Cinderella for Singapore Dance Theatre, as well as countless other ballets for American Repertory Ballet. Mr. Abbit has created works of his own, including Jump, Frog, Jump! for young audiences and a full length Coppelia for Carolina Ballet. He has served on faculty at the School of the Nashville Ballet, Dance Place the official school of the North Carolina Dance Theatre, the Princeton Ballet School, and Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Bat Abbit Headshot