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ClaraFan

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  • Connection to/interest in ballet** (Please describe. Examples: fan, teacher, dancer, writer, avid balletgoer)
    fan just trying to learn
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    san diego
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  1. I've always been a big gymnastics (WAG mainly) fan. Started out watching when Kim Zmeskal was herself a gymnast. Now that she coaches, I tend to root for her girls. But as of late, my attention got turned to the Larry Nassar scandal due partly to connections with that university. But with college season around the corner, I want to get watching that again. College meets are a lot of fun. Ragan is going off to Oklahoma, so I want to see her do well. Miss Val and Ohashi have also retired from UCLA, so there's that. And then Tokyo 2020 isn't too far away, so at that time, I'll be able to get back in the elite loop. As much as I like elite, I've always found qualifying and such (and really everything in the off-Olympic years) confusing.
  2. https://www.californiaballet.org/artists New headshots. Looks like Elizabeth Kenyon has moved on (married? anyone know?) to a dance teaching job in DFW (Frisco, TX). Lauren Anthony and Tylor Bradshaw are new this year. Didn't the company have more than two soloists? I dunno. The website change was so sudden. Nutcracker next!
  3. I know I titled this thread for the 18-19 season, but it occurs to me that no one else has limited company threads to a single year, so I'll just carry on here. Here's the link to info for the Nut and Beer and Ballet as well as the Rock + Blues Project. . https://www.californiaballet.org/season-2019-2020
  4. @Marta That I don't know. I'd be guessing corps. I know she has had a few injuries, IIUC.
  5. https://www.instagram.com/powi295/ Pauina Waski has arrived in Boston. Not sure when she starts.
  6. Good luck to Paulina Waski as she moves to Boston. I think her sister is out that way, so that'll be nice.
  7. Yeah, I'm pretty geeked about the next Nut. I actually skipped out on Cinderella. Never been to it, and wasn't sure if it was a bit overly family friendly (that is, likely dull for a single 43-year old, no kids). I've never found the Nut to be that way, but Christmas has its own traditions. I guess I just didn't care for the pics in the ads. But having read a review, it seemed well done (again, Cal Bal, but i need to try City).
  8. On their Instagram account, they talk of a "new Nutcracker in 2019". Anybody live around here and follow them? Curious about the specifics. Planning on going this year (hopefully. Medical issues have kept me from going to any of their productions since last year's Nut).
  9. Betsy McBride of ABT (formerly a star at Texas Ballet Theater) is somebody I'd love to see in real life. I love her social media. She seems very talented and happy where she is.
  10. ClaraFan

    Miko Fogarty

    https://www.kqed.org/news/tag/miko-fogarty #metoo Apparently "victim #2" of Viktor Kabaniaiev, who is in jail since January, if I understand all this correctly. Moving on into medicine, working part time at UCSF-Mission Bay.
  11. OK, thanks for that. So there is that SFB connection.
  12. Their website has a new look and seems somewhat easier to navigate (but not much). Looks like Tess Lane moved off from San Diego to a company in San Francisco (Smuin Ballet? Never heard of that one, but SF is a great town). Emily Reason is also absent, as are a few others, but there's new talent coming in. Schedulewise, they just have the Nut, Cinderella, and something I haven't seen called Noche Latina yet, but I hope they bring Gatsby back. That's been well-recieved here, and I missed it last season. http://californiaballet.org/
  13. Miko Fogarty, from that movie First Position, came down to San Diego at least twice to do the Nutcracker (IIRC) at Eastlake High School south of town. I transited that direction twice to try to see her, but ran into bus problems both times along the way. And now it seems she's moved on.
  14. Listening to "Opening", by Philip Glass right now. California Ballet Company here in town had a Beer n' Ballet last year (OMG, it's '18 now?!), and some of the works were more modern dance. This seems to fit either to some extent.
  15. I didn't see any area for Cal Bal, a major San Diego company, so this seemed appropriate, if anybody is from here. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/sd-me-california-ballet-20180111-story.html California Ballet on Thursday announced that it has named San Diego native Michael Andrew Currey as its new executive director, replacing Maxine Mahon, who founded San Diego’s oldest professional dance organization 50 years ago. Currey — who has served in leadership roles at The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Opera, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Maine State Music Theater — comes to San Diego from Salt Lake City, where he was general manager of Ballet West, one of the nation’s top ballet companies. “I am excited to return to San Diego and lead this wonderful company into its next 50 years,” says Currey, “San Diego is truly America’s Finest City, and its natural beauty is only matched by the great cultural arts organizations that have long been a part of the fabric of this great city. I am exhilarated about leading this company to a new level, and working with the wonderful staff and artists to bring sustainable growth to the organization.”
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