Archive for April, 2009

Carmen, at last…

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

One role I have always wanted to do is Carmen.

Luckily, the National Ballet is bringing a new version to Toronto audiences this June and I will finally be able to sink my teeth into this wonderful character. There are many different ballet versions of the famous opera and I will be dancing one by Italian choreographer Davide Bombana. I’ve only seen a little bit of the ballet so far (I viewed a short clip on youtube) but will start learning and rehearsing when I return from Ottawa.

Juliet in Ottawa

Monday, April 13th, 2009

After an all too brief winter season, I’m so glad to have another opportunity to dance Romeo and Juliet.  The company is touring to Ottawa this week and I will dance on Friday night with a brand new Romeo, Aleksandar Antonijevic.  We have been partners for 17 years now and this is one of the only ballets that we have not experienced together.  I’m looking forward to what new and exciting things the performance will bring out in us both.