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Me too. Thank you for telling us about it. Eleanor was my daughter's coach for many years.

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It looks like Veronika may be dancing with (or perhaps even joining!) RNZB.

 

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She's such an amazing talent. I wish her all the best.

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Well, thr director is also tall, and shown beautifully in Balanchine roles, and danced well into her 40’s. Vera should get some great “tall girl” roles. 

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2 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Barker may be tall but her tenure has not been a bed of roses thus far. Hopefully, Part’s hiring will be seen as a positive by the many complainers, including the remaining veteran dancers in the RNZB.

https://www.dancemagazine.com/patricia-barker-royal-zealand-rumors-2521861219.html

Very interesting article, CharlieH. The old ABT issue of ingrown talent vs outside hirings seems to weigh in this case. I hope Part doesn't get to be seen as one of those who , according to some views, come from the outside to steal spots more deserving of local talent. I wish her luck.

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I'm afraid that this may not be a very peaceful appointment -- there's already been a hullabaloo about hiring since Barker took over the directorship.

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That is wonderful news!  Very smart move, Ms. Barker.

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Very Happy for Veronika!

 

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Big adventures all around.

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Yes, very good news.

New Zealand is a long way away. I hope that they tour. Otherwise, I've heard that New Zealand is extremely beautiful, well worth a visit.

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New Zealand is gorgeous.  The two islands are very different, and both worth seeing.

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