Ángel Corella is PA Ballet's New Artistic Director

Oh, Ángel Corella, how we've missed you!

A few years ago, you left your career as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre to focus on directing a ballet company of your own in your native Spain. And we understood that decision, Ángel. You did great things over there.

But we missed you onstage with ABT. We missed your general adorableness (those dimples!). We missed this:

But you're coming back to us now, Ángel! And we're so happy. The world just found out that you've been named artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet. That means as of September, when you start your new job, you'll be just a train ride away from us here in NYC. Just a train ride! We can't wait. And we can't wait to see how you'll shape PAB, already one of our favorite ballet companies, either.

We just have one request for you, friend: Could you possibly make an appearance or two onstage with the company? Because...well, because this:

Corella in Le Corsaire (photo by Fabio Riesemberg)

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