I’m proud and excited to welcome you to my website. It’s filled with everything that reflects my passion for my work, my career in dance and my many other activities, including teaching, lecturing, mentoring and directing my ballet company.
Though my work as a principal dancer at New York City Ballet is of course most important, during my season breaks I direct Stars of American Ballet. We tour both nationally and internationally, bringing ballet and dance education and outreach to far-flung communities, including a thrilling trip to Mongolia this past June.
I’m proud to announce that from July 16th-20th, Stars will appear at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, a prestigious and historic venue that hosts both indoor and outdoor performances. We will perform a program entitled Ballet 2014 that will feature many of the great dancers who have previously appeared with our company as well as some new and exciting young artists, all from New York City Ballet. Included in the program will be a world premiere by Emery LeCrone. For more information on our Jacob’s Pillow programs, click here.
Please visit our website by clicking on the Stars logo next to this posting and see all that we’ve accomplished. There is much more to come – we are planning a return visit to Santa Fe on August 13th and 14th, as well as a performance in Aspen, and then in October, a tour in Hawaii. We’ll be posting links for ticket information on the Stars website and we recommend you don’t delay; our Boca Raton performance in March was completely sold out.
This past November we performed in the South, Alabama and Mississippi, and then went on to Texas, fulfilling my mission to bring great quality dance choreography and artistry to places that don’t often experience the joy and spiritual uplift of such performances. We also hosted master classes and community lectures.
My work as a teacher and dance educator has expanded greatly as well. I am the Artistic Advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet, the Associate Artistic Director of the New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs and I frequently travel to conduct workshops and master classes throughout the country. My favorite annual event, Dance Against Cancer, which I co-founded and now co-produce and direct, absorbs much of my energy each spring, as this is a cause I hold dear. Click here for ticket information for this year’s event.
I hope you’ll enjoy navigating my site and getting the chance to know me better. There’s a lot to explore and more to come in the future. Watch this spot on my home page for news and updates on all of my work.