I’m really honored and excited to be a part of the Fall For Dance Festival in NYC at New York City Center October 8 and 9, just a few short days away! There I’ll be performing in Hans van Manen’s Variations for Two Couples along with Sofiane Sylve, Carlos Quenedit, and Luke Ingham – an incredible cast to dance with. I’m also thrilled that my family and friends will have the chance to see me on stage, which is a rare opportunity for them! Despite my short stay, I’m looking forward to being on the East Coast again – I was born there and miss the seasons. (I really hope the leaves have changed!)
The past month been a whirlwind for me – in addition to rehearsing for the festival and our upcoming season here in San Francisco, last week I participated in World Ballet Day. It was such a pleasure to share this experience for the first time with my fellow dancers here at SFB, and we loved opening our doors to audiences around the world alongside the other companies!
When the other dancers and I return to San Francisco after the Fall for Dance Festival, we’ll all have one week off to rest and rejuvenate for more rehearsals and preparation for Nutcracker, which is quickly followed by our 2015 Season. I look forward to performing in many ballets this 2014/2015 season, and I’m so grateful to have been selected as the first Diane B. Wilsey Principal Dancer.