Globe article: Gelfand RetiresGiving it up for a career in real estate
Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:01 AM
I find the article a little unusual in that it makes it sound as if the pull of her real estate career is forcing her to give up dance.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:08 AM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 08:57 AM
Boston Ballet has had such major upheavals lately. Now Jennifer Gelfand is leaving? All I can say is wow.
Posted 15 October 2003 - 12:56 PM
`I'll be in dance only as long as it's fun." Her two careers have overlapped since 1999, when she got her realtor's license. She's sold homes to more than a dozen fellow company members -- and to artistic director Mikko Nissinen.
Nissinen, who took over the company last year, is part of the reason Gelfand is retiring. "Mikko has a vision of what he wants," she says in the company's South End studios. When she announced she was leaving last spring, she said he'd passed her over when casting big parts. "I wasn't going to stay around and be miserable trying to find out what he wants," she says now.
"Jennifer Gelfand has been an important part of Boston Ballet for many years, and her repertoire includes roles in a wide range of major ballets," a noncommittal Nissinen says. "We wish her all the best."
This does not sound to me like real estate is pulling her away from ballet. This sounds like she is being "nudged"...
Posted 15 October 2003 - 01:00 PM
So it seems to me she was dancing less, even prior to the arrival of Nissinen.
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