This beautiful short film, featuring Rebecca Krohn and created by NYCB Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich and corps de ballet member Emily Kikta, coupled with our first 70+ degree day in NYC this year makes us super happy and hopeful for spring.Posted by New York City Ballet on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
What a busy, happy weekend it was at New York City Ballet! Yesterday I told you about Rebecca Krohn and Ana Sophia Scheller, who were both made principals on Saturday afternoon. Today I found out that principal Sebastien Marcovici proposed to fellow principal Janie Taylor on Friday night, after the pair performed in Balanchine's oh-so-romantic Liebeslieder Walzer together. Congratulations to the lovebirds! (How fun will the dance floor be at that wedding??)
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...