The Globe's Karen Campbell writes about Mikko Nissinen:
As Nissinen begins his 10th season with Boston Ballet this fall, the anecdote exemplifies his drive not just to entertain, but to challenge and enlighten.
“When I see a piece of art I don’t know that speaks to me, I have this eureka moment,’’ he says. “I think those moments are so rare in life, like new love, something so amazing. If I can show audiences something they didn’t know, but that they really relate to, that’s the ultimate goal.’’