American Ballet Theatre: A History - In the Rehearsal Studio with Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie

Step inside the ballet studio as American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie guides principal dancers Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel in a duet, and dancers in a group rehearsal.

“In order to be a dancer — which means you need to be a performer and you need to be a perfectionist — there is always this very predictable mix of humility and hubris,” explains McKenzie.

In interview footage, Kent describes McKenzie’s qualities as an artistic director.