Abilene Ballet Theatre (ABT) is our performing company. ABT was founded in 1985 and is a 501C3 non-profit organization. The company is under the artistic direction of Nancy Gore and Lisa Gore. ABT holds open auditions each Fall to dancers ages nine and up for the upcoming season. All company members sign a contract to uphold company requirements. Our performing season includes the Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy Tea in the Fall and ABT's Spring Showcase in the Spring. ABT is governed by a board of directors and is supported by proceeds from our performances and donations. In 1987 ABT was selected by audition for membership in the prestigious Regional Dance America/Southwest, a six-state organization of 22 select dance companies. ABT has been a performing member of RDA for 34 years.