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Leah

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  1. Leah

    Nutcracker 2018

    I was shocked at a performance of Diamonds she gave this season, in which she seemed to forget the choreography of her variation and improvise awkwardly. But then a couple weeks later she gave a stunning performance of Concerto DSCH. Judging from her instagram posts it seems as though she has a problem with nerves. She definitely still has the ability.
  2. Leah

    Nutcracker 2018

    Thank you! I wish they would list apprentices on the website.
  3. Leah

    Nutcracker 2018

    I’ve been snooping on dancers’ instagrams and I came across someone named Uma who seems to have been made an apprentice and is dancing flowers. Can anyone who’s been to a performance thus far please confirm who the new apprentices are?
  4. Leah

    Nutcracker 2018

    Hod and Walker are both out for Week 1. Hopefully her injury isn’t causing problems. Mejia now debuts in Candy Cane in Week 2, replacing Gordon (doesn’t appear to be injured as he’s still dancing later in the week).
  5. Leah

    Nutcracker 2018

    Casting up for week 3. https://www.nycballet.com/NYCB/media/NYCBMediaLibrary/PDFs/Press/Casting/NYCB-Casting-Dec-4-9-2018-lobby.pdf Applebaum and Chamblee debut as Cavalier.
  6. Leah

    Job posting for artistic director

    A comment on the video praised Whelan as a choice, and Clifford responded without contradicting that. Also I thought her appearance at City Center Wednesday night was a big hint.
  7. Leah

    Job posting for artistic director

    John Clifford has posted a video on YouTube where he says that at the board has closed in on a female candidate for AD who is an ex-ballerina of the company.
  8. Leah

    ABT 2019 Met Season

    Where on the Met website is this? For me it lists Abrera not Smirnova.
  9. Leah

    Job posting for artistic director

    I’m a little troubled by the fact that Stafford is managing both his wife and his sister. I can’t help but think that the fact that Pollack is a soloist might have affected the decision not to promote any female soloists to principal this year. I’m probably wrong, but the optics aren’t good.
  10. Leah

    promotions 2018

    I really enjoyed Pereira in Symphony in 3 movements. I thought she was good in Symphony in C as well, but she was outshone by the other ballerinas, Woodward in particular. She does look extremely young- I was surprised at how long she’s been in the company.
  11. Leah

    New York City Ballet Fall Season

    I think Barber violin concerto is being done on the spring. I’ve heard good things about that one though so far the only Martins I’ve liked is Fearful Symmetries.
  12. Leah

    New York City Ballet Fall Season

    Gordon’s a likely candidate. Other Danchig Waring, who else has done the role?
  13. Leah

    New York City Ballet Fall Season

    Wow, didn’t recognize Garcia at all. I thought his hair was darker.
  14. Leah

    New York City Ballet Fall Season

    The farewell performance was wonderful. I’ve only been in NYC for two seasons but De Luz quickly became one of my favorites. I didn’t particularly care for Todos Buenos Aires as a ballet. It was however well done and everyone on stage was dancing with pure emotion. It was a good closer for the day. Peter Martins attended with Amar Ramasar and Alexa Maxwell, and I thought he’d appear on stage at the end but he did not. I also didn’t see Justin Peck either (he didn’t come on with the rest of the artistic team). Other than them and Fairchild I didn’t recognize anyone other than the current dancers on stage. Who was the person with the Spanish flag, and who was the woman in green who kissed him?
  15. Leah

    promotions 2018

    Congratulations to all. I would have thought that Silas Farley or Preston Chamblee would get promoted though. And Indiana Woodward is basically being treated as if she were a principal already.
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