“It sounds crazy,” she said, but “I just knew I had to take the first step, and that meant leaving City Ballet.”
Ms. Ansanelli said she had no specific plans but knew she wanted to go to Europe and dance the 19th-century classics. At City Ballet, which mostly adheres to a more contemporary repertory, she had performed Aurora in Mr. Martins’s version of “The Sleeping Beauty,” based on the original 1890 choreography by Marius Petipa. But “I knew that stylistically I was wrong,” she said. “I’ve always been passionate about the classical works, and it was important to me as a ballerina to get that education.”
Perhaps this article could be spun off to start a new thread, not only because of the interest in Ansanelli, but also for the impllications it raises about styles, training, etc.