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Posts Tagged ‘Alexei Ratmansky’

What a Summer!

Friday, August 15th, 2014

After a week off following our Toronto season I headed to LA to dance Juliet at the Music Center. It was so nice to be back in California and the audience was fantastic! Then it was back home and back to work getting ready to perform at the Festival des Arts de St. Sauveur in Quebec. I was so happy to be dancing my favourite roles: Giselle, Juliet and my beautiful solo, Being and Nothingness (Part 1), for 3 performances.
Not much holiday time this year but it turned out to be a busy and wonderful summer nonetheless.

Juliet debut #2

Monday, November 21st, 2011

This past Friday night, I made my second debut as Juliet. After nearly 4 months of working on this new production it all finally came together at the performance. I couldn’t believe how relaxed I felt as I ran onto the stage for my first entrance. I had such a wonderful time dancing this new version(and boy, there sure is a LOT of dancing!!). Brand new full length ballets are rare, especially one with such an unforgettable story so it was a real pleasure to get to explore Juliet once more. It was kind of like dancing it again for the very first time…….

Slowly but surely…

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

This past week I did my first work through of the ballet and all in all, it went pretty well! Even though there are still sections that need to be completed, my choreography is finally finished. It was good to put it all together in sequence and get a small taste of what it’s going to be like on stage. Next step is adding the costumes and scenery once we get into the theatre next week. It’s going to take at least a few more rehearsals before I’m completely ready but I know I’ll feel calmer once I get on stage. Luckily there are more shows than usual this season and I’ll get the opportunity to dance it on Nov. 18,24&26…..

Back to Juliet

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Fresh from a great 3 weeks tour out west, I’m back to work rehearsing our new Romeo and Juliet. Alexei Ratmansky returns to finish the ballet and after creating for 5 weeks this summer, there is still quite a bit to do. Having danced Cranko’s Juliet for so many years, I am anxious to see what this new production will be like in the end. I hope it is just as moving and rewarding to dance… Time will tell!