Hakluyt begins collaboration with American Ballet Theatre

Hakluyt is delighted to announce a new collaboration with American Ballet Theatre (ABT). Hakluyt will be advising ABT on a range of issues, including its response to the global coronavirus pandemic, its international education programmes, and its future touring plans.

This is the latest development in the company’s longstanding support for cultural institutions, including the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Opera House.

Varun Chandra, Hakluyt’s managing partner, said: “Now, more than ever, the world needs strong cultural institutions that will sustain and enrich communities around the world. Hakluyt is committed to supporting the valuable work of organisations such as American Ballet Theatre, and we look forward to working with their team as they strive to create, present, preserve, and extend the influence of classical dance.”

Keith Lieberthal, an executive in Hakluyt’s New York office, has become a founding member of the ABT Global Council. He will serve as one of a number of leaders in business, philanthropy and the arts who have been asked to help shape the future of America’s National Ballet Company.

“ABT has performed in 45 countries and in all 50 US states since the company’s founding in 1940. As we celebrate eight decades of excellence, we are very grateful for Hakluyt’s support as we chart our future course, and we look forward to a strong and enduring partnership with the company in the years to come.”

Kara Medoff Barnett, the executive director of ABT