There has been a lot of news the past few days regarding ABT roster changes. Congratulations for dancers Calvin Royal III, Christine Shevchenko, Sarah Lane and Devon Teuscher for their promotions. I’ve seen all of them dance this season and all of them truly deserved their new positions in the company. It will an exciting upcoming fall season and 2018 Spring season for these beautiful dancers.
Like many in ballet fandom I was dismayed and saddened by the unceremonious retirement of Veronika Part. I did sign the petition protesting her ouster from the company even though I didn’t think it would change the decision.
I count myself lucky as having the honor to watch Part dance Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Myrthe in Giselle and in Monotones. I will miss her presence in the ranks.