New York City Ballet’s Newest Principals

Pretty pretty principals: Rebecca Krohn (left) and Ana Sophia Scheller, photographed by Henry Leutwyler.

Congratulations to New York City Ballet’s Rebecca Krohn and Ana Sophia Scheller, who were both promoted to principal over the weekend!

I have to admit I was a little surprised at the news—I thought we might see some promotions at American Ballet Theatre first, since its principal roster has dwindled significantly over the past year. But Krohn and Scheller are strong technicians and lovely artists, and they’ve been dancing in everything recently. (Scheller even had a dramatic debut in Christopher Wheeldon’s Les Carillons last week, stepping in mid-performance for an injured Sara Mearns.) Well-deserved!

Here’s hoping that there are about to be some new soloists at NYCB, too—namely Taylor Stanley and Lauren Lovette. We’ve known from the beginning (aka our September 2010 cover) that these two were going to be stars, and they’ve both been dancing prime roles since joining the corps de ballet last year. Fingers crossed…

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