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what happened to Sean Lavery and Merrill Ashley?no longer listed in playbill


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#1 ivanov

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:17 PM

I was surprised to see that Sean Lavery and Merrill Ashley are no longer listed in the company roster in this season's Playbill. Does anyone have any sourced information about this?

#2 Helene

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:24 PM

Merrill Ashley is listed on the NYCB website as a "Guest Teacher":
http://www.nycballet...l/artistic.html

Sean Lavery is listed on the faculty of SAB:
http://www.sab.org/school/faculty.php

#3 Eileen

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:58 PM

Sean Lavery has always been Peter Martins' key assistant - I don't know the title, but he seemed to be second in command and had responsibility for devising the repertoire for the season. He also led a panel last year on Balanchine's birthday. That he has lost this job is puzzling to me.

#4 carbro

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:41 PM

According to the Playbill, the Guest Teachers are Arch Higgins, Darci Kistler and Andre Kramarevsky. Merrill Ashley's name is absent.

#5 liebs

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

I believe that Mr. Lavery has retired.


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