Keeping Up With...News about PNB Veterans
Posted 13 June 2008 - 12:06 PM
Casey Herd is going to the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Both he and Pantastico are dancing their final steps with PNB this weekend in Duato's Jardi Tancat, during the Kennedy Center's Ballet Across America mini-festival.
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 06:04 PM
*Miranda Weese is retiring. She and her NY-based partner who is in the music business may work together, and she has plans to teach.
*Anton Pankevitch is joining Ballet San Jose, but as Boal also said, he has been teaching in Europe and has a lot of irons in the fire
*Jodie Thomas, as previously known, is joining Royal Danish Ballet.
In the retirement insert, which I practically stole from the 6-year-old in my row, noted that Thomas had guested with Royal Danish Ballet in an exchange with PNB a few years ago.
There will be special bows for each at next Sunday matinee's regular season closer. Thomas is scheduled to dance Girl in Apricot in "Dances" and First Movement, "Symphony in C", and Weese for Girl in Green in that performance.
Louise Nadeau, Boal noted, is going to sleep in
Posted 13 April 2010 - 08:53 AM
I didn't find many, just dancer's regular FB pages, but one "friend" profile photo caught my eye, of Rachel Butler-Otto and her two children. She looks stunning, just like when she retired!
Since people change their profile pictures all the time, there's no guarantee it will be up for long.
Through a bunch of clicks, I learned from her public profile that Rebecca Johnston is in law school in DC, and Nicholas Ade's profile photo is a beautiful shot of him and his wife, Paige Parks.
(Must stop now and do taxes...)
Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:49 PM
Rebecca Johnston is in law school in DC
Oh this is lovely news -- I wish her all kinds of success!
Posted 08 August 2010 - 12:01 PM
The students are hard working and focused here. Phil and Rachel have a very large school (350 students) and a good Regional Ballet Company. They did a Pas de deux of mine last season on a contemporary program and may be doing something else next season (More about that later).Did I mention that the average temp. here, is around 100 degrees.
Fleming was a terrific dancer at NYCB, and the "About" section notes that he is a "part-time professor with the Dance Department at Goucher College." (It's a mere 88 degrees in Baltimore.) It was nice to see that his logo is a picture of him in "Fancy Free", a great role for him.
Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:57 PM
Yes, he was.
Fleming was a terrific dancer at NYCB....
At one performance when Fleming was one of the four "froggy" corps men backing up the principal "Spring" section of The Four Seasons," a woman sitting near me apparently noted the dark blond hair and squarish jaw of one of them (Fleming), ignored the extra 4 or so inches of height and exclaimed to her companion, "Oh, look! It's Baryshnikov!!!"
This seems to be a recent photo, but you get the idea.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:50 PM
“The point is to teach good ballet even to students who are not going to make it a career,” Maraval said after Thursday’s class, “Here I can really teach what I have learned and really make a difference.”
Naples Academy owner Toshiko Tompkins chose Maraval after working for three months with seven candidates looking for the right fit. She eventually flew to Montreal to observe Maraval’s classes.
“I knew right away that he had not only the background to teach the technique, but you can see that he cares and wants to make the kids better.” Tompkins said. “I look back now and know that I made the right decision.”
There's a slide show with the article.
Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:38 PM
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