Haven’t done this in a while, but as I have finally finished my first Semester as Dean- I am finally into the groove of things. Thus being able to talk about ballet on the blog… SO, here are some exciting things going on in the world of ballet. (Cover Photo: Addie Tapp in Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker; photo by Liza Voll, courtesy of Boston Ballet)
- Boston Ballet had mid-season promotions.LAUREN HERFINDAHL AND ADDIE TAPP PROMOTED TO SECOND SOLOISTS. Addie Tapp is pretty ferocious if you ask me. Turn out for days. Wouldn’t be surprised if she becomes a Principal in the next two years… www.BostonBallet.org
Lauren Herfindahl and Addie Tapp in Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake; photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy of Boston Ballet
- It is YAGP season!
- Sacramento Ballet announced they are replacing their artistic staff. For nearly 30 years Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda have been the ballet’s artistic directors. The upcoming 2017-18 season will be their last. (Sacramento Ballet)
- NYFW (New York Fashion Week) Opening Ceremony co-founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are ditching their time slot on the NYFW calendar in favor of a presentation in collaboration with the New York City Ballet and choreographer Justin Peck. (NYT)
- The Documentary Reset following Benjamin Millpied’s journey at Paris Opera is pretty spectacular. (read more)