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  1. RIP Jacques. A legend indeed. I was lucky enough to meet him years ago when I was volunteering at his NDI. What a gracious man. What a dancer!
  2. Another thought would be Irina and Max. They’re both excellent coaches, sought out by many of the company’s top dancers.
  3. Absolutely! I could also see Abrera and Radetsky running as co-leaders. They’re both so beloved amongst the company.
  4. Boylston posted this below a month ago and it’s absolutely gorgeous. She also posted clips of her and Whiteside rehearsing Nutcracker in costume with Ratmansky. Don’t know what it’s for. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CF-zBqfA05A/?igshid=i6kgrwc0s34g
  5. Yes. I can barely stand to think about it. Also, all of these dancers losing two years out of their short careers (I don’t consider their digital seasons to be equal). It’s devastating. I agree with what someone wrote above - ABT should be showing us some classical pas with current couples or dancers who are quarantining together. New work is great, though I haven’t watched it yet, but it would be exciting and some food for the soul to see some great pas.
  6. Got it. That’s probably why. I hope she lets us know what her future plans are. Maybe she’ll go into teaching full time. She’s still posting what look to be recent videos of her dancing/rehearsing in a studio, sometimes wearing a mask, so I hope she continues to dance in some way. But, I’m very sad knowing I’ll probably never get to see her perform again.
  7. It still says “Dancer” when I just checked. https://instagram.com/sarahlaneofficial?igshid=1ocxow3kcug1x
  8. Lane’s IG now says just “Dancer”.
  9. I’ve seen other dancers put a similar or exact same title on their IG that aren’t associated with or employed by one company who do mainly freelance. Lane was a principal dancer with one company until very recently and has guested with other companies, even earlier this year pre-covid in lead roles, i.e. a principal dancer role. So, I can understand her listing her title that way. If she does any guesting, once that is allowed, I imagine she’d only do a lead role. IG titles or job descriptions are to tell the world “My skill set is this”. If a company needs a Giselle, they want a principal dan
  10. Thanks for posting that video, syzygy. I don’t understand why they hired her - were they expecting her to starve herself to fit their mold? Or, did they think that once she started dancing professionally again the weight would just come off despite her health issues. Regardless it seems like it was handled very, very poorly. I feel terribly for her.
  11. I was wondering the same thing. Just because she wasn’t cast as the Rose? Which I thought odd as well, and I was dismayed by it, but I didn’t necessarily think it meant Lane and Ratmansky had a falling out. Others thought that since she wasn’t cast as a lead in his new full length meant something too, but other favorites of his like Boylston weren’t cast either.
  12. But if she was just notified now that this was her last year going into next year, she would still be listed on the roster.
  13. If you manually type in a past dancers bio page, it will sometimes come up anyway. Alban still comes up and so does Roberto Bolle. So I don’t take this as a sign that Lane is still in the company and it’s just some type of glitch that she’s gone from the roster. Edited to add: I know we’ve discussed contracts many times on this site. Per union rules, I believe others have said that a dancer would have to be notified months in advance if their contract wasn’t going to be renewed. So, if that’s what happened to Lane, she’d have to have known for awhile, perhaps why she was given so few perf
  14. I’m completely shocked. For one, that they had promotions at all now. Very happy for all of them, especially Forster who has waited the longest for roles and recognition. Secondly, I don’t even know what to think about Lane. I’m devastated that she’s gone. I wasn’t expecting that despite how awful she’s been treated. Since there was no announcement regarding her, it’s obviously not a retirement. She may well have left on her own after the abysmal casting she got for this past Met season and last fall. I’m so utterly sad that like Lena it’s hard for me to be happy for the others.
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