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#1 bingham

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:06 AM

The ABT website has just been updated. About 4 or 5 names are missing(J Reyes. A Milewski. K Ellis,C Jensen). H Seo is now listed as a soloist. Did i miss some other names?

#2 ksk04

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 04:20 PM

Wow, Anne Milewski left? She was a member of the corps for almost 15 yrs now, gotta be tough to lose one of the backbones.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:40 AM

I'm not surprised about Reyes. She looked like she gained a significant amount of weight this season.

#4 FauxPas

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:31 AM

Anne Milewski was dancing some solo roles like Amour in "Don Quixote". Karin Ellis-Wentz is also a veteran who danced Helena in "The Dream" very effectively this past season.

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:55 AM

Anne Milewski was dancing some solo roles like Amour in "Don Quixote". Karin Ellis-Wentz is also a veteran who danced Helena in "The Dream" very effectively this past season.

Anne's Amour was ,IMO, the most effective since C Spizzo and Cheryl Yeager.

#6 nysusan

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:57 PM

I also loved Anne's Amour. In fact, I was happy anytime I opened my program and saw that she was scheduled to dance a featured role. Didn't realize that she had been in the corps that long, though. I'll miss her.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 10:25 AM

I'm not surprised about Reyes. She looked like she gained a significant amount of weight this season.


I thought she was always about that large, actually.

#8 Barbara

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:59 AM

In today's ABT-E News there is a daily diary by Lauren Post called "A Week in LA". In it she mentions how sad the other dancers were that Anne Milewski, Karin Ellis-Wentz, and Jackie Reyes were leaving the Company. But she added that though they will be missed, "they are on to so many great things." I'd love to know where these lovely women are going and wish them all the best in their new endeavors.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 03:05 PM

Anne's Amour was ,IMO, the most effective since C Spizzo and Cheryl Yeager.

I completely agree.


I'm not surprised about Reyes. She looked like she gained a significant amount of weight this season.

I thought she was always about that large, actually.

Just goes to show ... I thought she looked trimmer this past season than in years past.

To all the departing dancers, many thanks for the pleasures of their dancing throughout the years and all wishes for best of luck in their future endeavors. :flowers:

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 05:51 PM

Hopefully they all left for their own reasons. I know that Karin Ellis-Went has child, that may have been a factor. I wish all well.

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:40 PM

I also loved Anne's Amour. In fact, I was happy anytime I opened my program and saw that she was scheduled to dance a featured role. Didn't realize that she had been in the corps that long, though. I'll miss her.


I, too, will miss Anne. Didn't she just get married? That may have been a factor in her decision to leave. I thank all the departing dancers for many wonderful performances and wish them all well for the future.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:47 PM

I am enjoying these remembrances of corps members who are leaving. It's really sad when cherished corps members go onto other things, even if those things are great. I still miss PNB's Rebecca Johnston, who's in law school, and I think it will only really sink in that Jordan Pacitti, who was managing his own fragrance company when he was still dancing, has retired when he's not onstage next season.

#13 onxmyxtoes

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:31 AM

Has Courtney Lavine been promoted from Apprentice to Corps de Ballet?

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

I had no idea Anne Milewski had been in the corps for so long either. She was my favorite girl goat in Sleeping Beauty.

My eyes were always drawn to Reyes in the big 18th century ballets--perhaps because she is quite short and generally in the front of the corps--but I think it was something more. She lit up those "milling about the village" scenes. Her pantomime reached the dress circle, anyway.

They were, in my opinion, two of the most beautiful women in the company. I wish them the best too.

#15 christine174

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:26 PM

Add me to the list of those who will miss Anne Milewski! Always a sparkling and lovely performer. I wish her the best!


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