I’m so happy that I’ll be dancing Swan Lake this November with Matthew Golding. We’ve only danced together once before, in Giselle for YAGP’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” last January. Although it was a quick rehearsal and performance period, we hit it off right away and I loved every minute dancing with him. He is a wonderfully sensitive and generous partner, not to mention fantastic dancer, so I’m very excited for our upcoming performances. Come and see us November 13th and 16th @ 7:30pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!
After a busy summer performing in Saratoga, N.Y. and Saint-Sauveur in Quebec, I’m happy to be back getting ready for a new season. This year is starting off amazingly. Guillaume and I have been working together over the past few weeks and he has created a beautiful solo for me. I’m thrilled that I’ll get to perform it for the first time at a Gala on October 3, in Providence, Rhode Island. The whole creative process has been most inspiring and I can’t wait to perform it. And as an added bonus, I get to visit my hometown and also dance a pas de deux with my husband! What a nice way to start the year.
After finishing a wonderful season full of touring and many performances, I’m finally enjoying a much needed week off. Then it’s back to work on my favourite ballet, Giselle. We are taking it on tour to Saratoga, N.Y. where I’ll be dancing the opening night on July 17th. Following that, I’m excited to be going to Montreal to dance at the Festival de Saint-Sauveur on July 27th & 28th, where I’ll get to perform with my husband once again. It’s going to be a very busy summer but I can’t think of a better way to begin the year.
After a busy March season of Romeo and Juliet and The Four Seasons, I had another exciting premiere. “Ballet’s Greatest Hits”, which features me dancing Giselle, opened in over 200 theatres across the United States on March 31st! It will be playing throughout the month of April too and I am so proud to be a part of this extraordinary production. I can’t wait to finally see it on the big screen!
What a treat it was to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for the past 2 weeks. Fabulous theatre and amazing city. I even had over 70 family and friends in attendance at my last show! Now we are in Ottawa to perform Romeo and Juliet. So excited for my show on Saturday night(Feb 2)! From Red Queen to Juliet in 7 days.
My favorite ballet is back again. It’s been a while since I last danced Giselle, seeing as I was pregnant with my son the time before. It’s truly a dream role for a ballerina and special ballets like this don’t come around often enough. Luckily, on December 5th and 8th at 7:30pm, I’ll get another opportunity to live the dream.
This past week, I went home to Rhode Island to perform for the first time since I was 11 years old. It was so great to be surrounded by family and friends and finally have the amazing opportunity to perform with my husband in front of my hometown crowd. And, as a wonderful added bonus, the Governor of the State of Rhode Island issued me a Citation in recognition of my contribution to the arts. What an honor! All in all, it was a whirlwind couple of days but truly memorable.
After a couple of quick trips to the USA for some fun galas, I’m back getting ready for the upcoming season. Feels like there’s way too much time before our next performances are scheduled in mid October, but once we head out on tour to L.A., we won’t stop all year. It’s a busy and exciting schedule filled with lots of performances at home and abroad. Can’t wait to get started!
After some technical difficulties, I’m now back online! It’s been a whirlwind few months of performances and a new creation with Guillaume Cote but I’m finally enjoying a little vacation with my husband and son. I’ll be returning to work soon though and looking forward to my performances in Anaheim,California on August 11th and Columbus,Ohio on August 18th. Can’t wait to do Onegin again as well as Black Swan and Summer pas de deux!
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March 11@2:00pm, 15@7:30pm and 18@2:00pm
One week til the opening of Sleeping Beauty and I can’t wait. My partner, Evan Mckie, and I have been working every day for the past week and a half and we are definitely ready! I think we have a really nice connection together and I’m looking forward to being on stage with him.
After dancing this ballet countless times, it’s still the ultimate challenge for a dancer and I hope to enjoy every minute.