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Stella Abrera


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#1 angelica

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:10 PM

Does anyone know what is happening with Stella Abrera? She was supposed to dance her first Giselle with ABT during this past season, but I understand that she never got to do that because she was injured and was out for the remainder of the season. I don't see her name in the casting for the fall season in New York. Is she going to be all right? I hope so because I fell in love with her the year before when she danced the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. I said to my husband "Next year she is going to be a principal," and I even bought a pair of her autographed pointe shoes. I am concerned for her. I hope she is getting the best possible care and is going to dance again.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:19 AM

Does anyone know what is happening with Stella Abrera? She was supposed to dance her first Giselle with ABT during this past season, but I understand that she never got to do that because she was injured and was out for the remainder of the season. I don't see her name in the casting for the fall season in New York. Is she going to be all right? I hope so because I fell in love with her the year before when she danced the Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty. I said to my husband "Next year she is going to be a principal," and I even bought a pair of her autographed pointe shoes. I am concerned for her. I hope she is getting the best possible care and is going to dance again.
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Stella is married to Sascha Radetsky, who recently left the company to dance in Europe. I would not be shocked if she, too, left ABT to join her husband in Europe. Stella and Sascha were both still on the ABT webite as soloist members last time I checked. I like Stella, so I'll be unhappy if she has left.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

I just learned of the departure of Sascha from ABT. I am sure his wife will be leaving as well. That's a real loss for NY ballet lovers. Both of them were terrific.

How 'bout some good news?

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:06 PM

I just learned of the departure of Sascha from ABT. I am sure his wife will be leaving as well. That's a real loss for NY ballet lovers. Both of them were terrific.

How 'bout some good news?


Thanks so much for the heads-up. Yes, it is a great loss for those of us in New York, especially people like myself who have JUST gotten to know her dancing and fallen in love with her. But at least she isn't injured. That was my primary concern. I love Sascha too. Does anyone know what company they'll be joining/have joined? I wonder if they left to dance principal roles. They are certainly more than capable. I hope it's a company that comes to NY and we will we see them dance again. Otherwise I might have to go to Europe--it would be worth the trip.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:25 PM

A space for a headshot of Radetsky (whose departure from ABT is discussed here) appears on Dutch National Ballet's Dancers roster. There is none there for Abrera, even scrolling through all the ranks.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:12 PM

There is also a nice group photo of all the new company members on the Dutch National Website. I think that married dancers often dance with different companies it is not unusual.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:03 PM

There is also a nice group photo of all the new company members on the Dutch National Website. I think that married dancers often dance with different companies it is not unusual.


I've just received the subscription brochure for ABT's Spring season at the Met in NYC, and I see that Stella Abrera is once again scheduled to dance Giselle at a Wednesday matinee (June 10th). Last year she was pulled from the schedule at the last minute. In the current brochure she isn't scheduled to dance in any other ballets the entire season. Can anyone provide a heads-up on her? I would LOVE to see her dance Giselle. But I don't want to buy tickets for that date and find that she isn't dancing.

Someone told me that Sascha Radetsky, Stella's husband, has joined the Royal Ballet. Is that true? Might Stella remain in Europe and come back to ABT for guest performances?

Thanks for any light people can shed on this magnificent couple.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:13 PM

Mr. Radetsky has joined the Dutch National Ballet not the Royal Ballet. :wink:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 03:13 PM

Sascha is now with the Dutch National Ballet.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:08 PM

I've just received the subscription brochure for ABT's Spring season at the Met in NYC, and I see that Stella Abrera is once again scheduled to dance Giselle at a Wednesday matinee (June 10th). Last year she was pulled from the schedule at the last minute. In the current brochure she isn't scheduled to dance in any other ballets the entire season.
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I have absolutely no insight into ABT casting, but there are some ballets TBA. Also only casting for principal roles are announced. It is possible that Stella will appear in soloist roles e.g. pas de trois in Swan Lake or peasant pas in Giselle.

I am one of those people who wishes ABT would announce fuller casting, not just principals.

Personally I'd love to see her get a shot at Mozartiana

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:29 PM

"I am one of those people who wishes ABT would announce fuller casting, not just principals."

Yes, I quite agree. Also, I just received the spring subscription brochure and noticed, when I checked the web site, that sometimes casting listed as TBA in the brochure shows up on the web site as N. Osipova. I caught some clips of her doing Giselle on youtube, and she looks wonderful. But one has to cross-check to get the latest information. And, of course, casting is always subject to change, which can be very frustrating if you've picked performances according to the casting. angelica

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:15 AM

Additional casting info. re smaller/soloist parts would be wonderful, but I'm very happy that we are getting advance information re principal casting. For full length ballets, which are the bread and butter of the ABT Met season, casting info is crucial to my decisions regarding which subscriptions to purchase. I think ABT's management realized that they could make a lot more income through early subscription sales if they publish the casting months in advance. Of course, there are always some changes, as we all know too well!

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:33 AM

Additional casting info. re smaller/soloist parts would be wonderful, but I'm very happy that we are getting advance information re principal casting. For full length ballets, which are the bread and butter of the ABT Met season, casting info is crucial to my decisions regarding which subscriptions to purchase. I think ABT's management realized that they could make a lot more income through early subscription sales if they publish the casting months in advance. Of course, there are always some changes, as we all know too well!


Has anyone else besides me noticed the change in seating availability whereby ABT is allotting certain sections (e.g., Saturday night grand tier, orchestra prime, and center parterre) for 6-performance subscriptions rather than keeping them available for 4-performance subscriptions as well? Every day is an IQ test.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:52 AM

Hello all,

Last year Stella Abrera was scheduled to make her debut in Giselle at a Wednesday matinee of ABT. She was then taken off the schedule and didn't dance at all with ABT last season.

Now the same thing has happened again this year. She was scheduled to dance Giselle at the Wednesday matinee on June 10th, but I saw today on ABT's web site that Giselle will be danced at that performance by "TBA." I called the Met to confirm this, and was told that Stella is no longer scheduled to dance this season.

I love her dancing, and was so much looking forward to seeing her make her debut in a leading role. Does anyone know what happened?

Angelica

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:06 PM

Stella's bio on ABT.org notes that she'll be appearing in Le Corsaire and Giselle, but apparently not as Medora or Gulnare nor Giselle or Myrta, all of whom are billed on ABT's Calendar.


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