Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Joined The Sarasota Ballet
1997, promoted to principal 2009
The Stripper in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Elite Syncopations, Clara/Sugar Plum in The Nutcracker, Milkmaid in Facade, Anne in Anne Frank, The Student in Flemming Flindt's The Lesson
In my ten years with this company, it is hard to narrow down my highlights, but here are a few:
Maris Petipa's Le Corsaire Pas de Trois, my first classical variation, pas de deux and coda; working with Hans Van Manen in Grosse Fuge; working with Alexander Grant for the Milkmaid in Facade; having a review and photo in The New York Times of Blue girl from Les Patineurs; It was my dream come true to dance the Sugar Plum Fairy role in front of my whole family, who had seen me dance Marie (Clara) when I was 10 years old; performing in Susan Stroman's Contact; choreographing Percolator on the company.
Lead and featured roles include: George Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Divertimento No. 15, Who Cares; Dame Ninette de Valois' The Rake's Progress; Sir Frederick Ashton's The Two Pigeons, Les Patineurs, Les Rendezvous, Facade; Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Elite Syncopations; Twyla Tharp's In The Upper Room; Christopher Wheeldon's The American; David Bintley's Scottish Dances; Matthew Bourne's The Infernal Galop, Boutique; Antony Tudor's Lilac Garden; Sir Peter Wright's Giselle; Van Manen's Grosse Fuge; Andre Prokovsky's Anna Karenina; Maris Petipa's Les Corsaire; Galina Samsova's production of Paquita; Johan Kobborg's productions of Antoine Bournonville's William Tell, Napoli Pas Six.