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Guest Artist from Kirov

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#1 stan



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Posted 13 July 2002 - 05:38 AM

Any truth to the rumor that a soloist from the Kirov will be guesting with ABT next year?

#2 Alexandra


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Posted 18 July 2002 - 01:05 PM

Stan, you must have had your ear to the ground :) Could this be that rumor?

Here's a press release from ABT: (Mary Cargill has posted about this on the Dancers forum, too)


Veronika Part, a soloist with the Kirov Ballet, will join American
Ballet Theatre as a Soloist effective August 1, 2002, it was announced
today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Part will make her debut
with ABT during the Company?s tour of Japan, September 12-22.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Part began her early training in
rhythmic gymnastics before entering the Vaganova Ballet Academy in
1988. She joined the Kirov Ballet in 1996 and was promoted to soloist
in 1998. Part?s repertoire with the Kirov Ballet includes Nikiya in La
Bayadère, Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote, Myrta, Moyna and Zulma in
Giselle, Raymonda and Henrietta in Raymonda, Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping
Beauty and Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. She has also danced roles in
George Balanchine?s Apollo (Terpischore), Jewels (Emeralds and
Diamonds), Symphony in C (second movement) and Serenade, and in John
Neumeier?s The Sounds of Empty Pages.
Part was the winner of the BALTIKA Prize in 1999.

#3 Patricia



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Posted 19 July 2002 - 05:15 AM

Good for her! Great for us! :) She and Monique will make seeing ABT more exciting than it already is.

Best wishes for the weekend from a balmy NYC.

#4 stan



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Posted 20 July 2002 - 04:09 AM

I've seen her a couple of times during the current season and she's terrific, particularly in last night's Emeralds with Ayupova.

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