I saw him in a magazine advertisement.
I don't know what happened to corps boy Ricardo Torres (I didn't care much for him) who looked like he was being given a shot at solo parts. He disappeared fast and no longer dances I think. I have seen pictures of him on Facebook where he looks very pumped up like a bodybuilder - not a ballet dancer physique.Eric Underwood to the Royal Ballet in 2006 -- now a soloist
Some like Jesus Pastor (who was only good in modern choreography) didn't turn out the way ABT wanted and weren't reengaged.
Bo Busby to Boston Ballet in 2006 -- corps
Alejandro Piris-Nino to Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago -- no longer on their roster
Retaining Underwood and/or Piris-Nino wouldn't have helped ABT in the long run. Underwood is a proto-Ed Watson who specializes in modern pieces at the Royal, and Piris-Nino went off to dance in an explicitly modern company.Hammoudi, for sure, is on the fast track to soloist. I thought Hoven was as well but his rise appears to have stalled. Matthews appears to have plateaued since he became a soloist.
Alexandre Hammoudi is being given major opportunities this season. Neither Blaine Hoven nor Jared Matthews have quite developed excitingly though Hoven looks better this season - Matthews has a tendency to be bland.
As for internal promotions - Hammoudi, Philips for sure.
Would like to see McKenzie utilize G. Davis, Delong and Forster more.
Matt Golding - to Corella Ballet (first soloist) 2008, then Het National Ballet (I think principal now?)2010