And it's clear that last year's dismissal of teacher and coach Tatiana Legat from the company's artistic staff, also reportedly for budget reasons, still rankles Lamb.
``I keep wanting her to have a role in my life here, but it's not going to happen,'' Lamb said. ``She's not going to be brought back in to work with the company or school. My artistry as it stands has all blossomed from her. I don't think the Boston Ballet School is able to offer that any more. It's unfortunate when I see young children who should be able to have what I had but aren't being offered it.''
This article underlines the essential relationship teachers and coaches have with professional dancers and that "blossoming" which can only happen under the watchful eye of the gardener-mentor.
In fact, I think that this relationship is the least talked about, but the most important for those aspiring to the soloist and principal levels.
Where has Madame Legat alighted?