Archive for March, 2009

25 minutes with Crystal Pite

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

On March 4th, I will be dancing in the world premiere of a ballet by choreographer Crystal Pite. We have only had a few weeks of rehearsal together for her to create a 25 minute piece so she’s working extremely quickly. I think she is one of the few choreographers out there today who possesses a truly unique voice and I’m finding the movement incredibly inspiring. I hope the audience responds with the same excitement…

Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

I am so excited about one of my favourite ballets this season, Romeo and Juliet. I will dance the opening night on March 11th (then again on the 14th) with Jason Reilly as my Romeo and he’ll arrive from Stuttgart next week, just in time to rehearse for a few days before the shows. We danced this ballet for the first time together a few years ago and he is not only an extraordinary partner but I feel we have a real chemistry together. I’m so thrilled to have him back as my Romeo again.