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  1. Krohn Retiring On Oct 7, 2017

    We don't know how old Ask LaCour is because he didn't have his entire career at NYCB. However, I think LaCour may be older or at least the same age as Jared Angle. I think DeLuz, who danced with several other companies prior to NYCB, is around 40 or 41.
  2. Fall 2017 Season

    Cirio was listed as one of the principal dancers who would appear for the Fall season in the June press release. Perhaps he is injured?
  3. 2017 Fall Season

    Someone posted a few weeks ago that Tiler Peck was rehearsing SL under Ratmansky's coaching. Perhaps she will also debut in SL. Fingers crossed. Given that they are doing two consecutive weeks of SL, I guess they felt the need to train some new people in the lead roles. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lauren Lovette also debut in the lead. Assuming Bouder is cast again this season in SL, I'm guessing that this may be her final run of the role. She is the oldest of the O/O's performing the role at NYCB. Catazarro missed his debut chance during the last run due to injury, so I'm sure he will be one of the new Siegfrieds.
  4. 2017 Fall Season

    Thanks for the info canbelto. I hope this means that Tiler Peck will also debut as Odette/Odile.
  5. That's exactly the type of writing the NY Post is known for. You haven't made it as a social misfit until you've made it to Page Six of the Post. Talicia made it to the cover story.
  6. True, it was probably an off the cuff remark that was not planned. However, given his stature and his leadership positions at important institutions, he should have had the presence of mind to choose his words carefully. With leadership comes great responsibility.
  7. Yes, that was a big mistake. Martins should never have said "she's fine". He should have said no comment or words to that effect. The "she's fine" comment simply suggests that he is out of touch with reality.
  8. Theoretically, this should have been a private, family matter. However, since both Peter and Darci are very public figures here in NYC and elsewhere, the story made headlines everywhere. Does anyone think this episode may have a negative impact on NYCB or SAB. Kids from far and wide come to SAB, frequently without their family members. If you read some articles given by former SAB students (such as Sophie Flack at the time her contract was not renewed by SAB) , they sometimes refer to their SAB teachers and instructors, including Peter Martins, as surrogate parental type figures. Fairly or unfairly, this incident may cause some parents to take a hard look at whether to send their kids alone to NYC to attend SAB. Martins and Kistler are so intimately tied to SAB, that a personal incident such as this could have repercussions on the institution. The argument goes something like if they can't manage what happens to their own kid under their own roof, how can I expect them to act responsibly in leading my own kid. Even if we assume that no parent of an SAB student expects any kind of caregiving role from either Kistler and Martins, having them embroiled in this public relations fiasco cannot be good for SAB or NYCB. Martins is the face of the institutions.
  9. Since I doubt Talicia lacks for money, why was she robbing these small businesses? Cry for help? Just plain stupid? Parents keep track of every dollar spent to prevent drug purchases? Bizarre.
  10. Sadly, she is not the first Martins child to have a run in with the law over drugs http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/ballet-dancer-pleads-guilty-cocaine-charges-article-1.237922
  11. Roster in Review - 2017

    Wow. Luis Ribagorda is back in the corps. That's a shocker. How many years ago did he quit. Also, it appears that Craig Salstein's photo is removed from the website. I guess he retired?
  12. Misty Copeland, Part Deux

    Some might say that ballet tickets are also overpriced and a waste of money. IN fact, I know a number of people who would happily spend a lot of money on a bottle of perfume, but would never spend a dime to go to the ballet. To each his own.
  13. Misty Copeland, Part Deux

    A bit off topic, but Hallberg is now a Tiffany spokesperson. He seems to be ramping up his endorsements, trying to cash in while he still can. His relationship as a dancer at the Bolshoi seems to have come to an end.
  14. Misty Copeland, Part Deux

    Based on what I've seen of the folks who come to her performances, and at the stage door after one of Misty's performances, a substantial amount of teens and kids comprise her fan base. In the past, she has marketed herself, in part, as a role model, for kids and young adults. The target audience for this perfume is women in their 20s and up. PS: The reason most of the perfumes targeted at teens smell bad is because they are cheap. Marketers know that teens earn little or no income, and don't have money for fancy perfume. More power to her. I hope it works it out well for her and Estee Lauder.
  15. Misty Copeland, Part Deux

    I'm not really sure of the age bracket of her primary fan base. It's pretty unusual to have the same person conquer the Barbie doll market and the children's book market, and at the same time have influence over the demographic for the Estee Lauder fragrance market. My impression is that the bulk of her fan base is young kids and teenagers. Is that the market that would go out and buy Modern Muse fragrance? I guess time will tell.