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#1 soubrette_fan

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:04 PM

From an article in today's Sunday times (URL posted by Mme. Hermine in "Links") :

At 4:43 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, Ms. Dvorovenko gave birth to a 7-pound 8-ounce girl named Emma Galina Beloserkovsky, bringing the number of mothers in her company to three.


I know Julie Kent and Victor Barbee have a son, but I'm clueless as to who is the third mother in ABT. Does anyone know who?

#2 carbro

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:32 PM

Alessandra Ferri has two children, if I'm not mistaken. I'm certain she has one.

There was the season about eight or nine years back when three ABT soloists/principals (Lucette Ketterndahl, Christine Dunham and Cheryl Yeager) gave birth within a few months of each other. Weren't all of those babies boys?

#3 Jacqueline

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:39 PM

There is also a lovely article in (April, I think) Vogue about Ms. Dvorovenko and her husband and the impending arrival of their child. Also a very nice quote from Kevin McKenzie on the positive effect that parenthood has on dancers and their dancing!

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:57 PM

Alessandra Ferri has two children, if I'm not mistaken.  I'm certain she has one.

In Britain's "Ballet.Co" postings, Ferri is quoted last year:

"I only try to put in each role a part of myself, of my experiences, of my life, and the characters are changing with me over years. Of course I have to use different part of my life and me to act and live different role. I'm a mother of two daughters: this is a part of me that has nothing to share with Manon and I forget it and donít use it"

#5 soubrette_fan

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:29 AM

Thanks, carbro and marga! You saved me from hours of googling. :(

Jacqueline- thanks for the tip, I will remember to check it out next time I'm at the supermarket. :)


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