2009-2010 Roster Changes
Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:00 PM
Congratulations to the following for their promotions!
Alex Wong to Principal Soloist
Daniel Baker to Soloist
Cindy Huang to Corps
Elizabeth Smedley to Corps
Helen Ruiz to Corps
Nicole Stalker to Corps
The following dancers are no longer listed on the website:
Andrea Spiridonakos - Soloist
Alexandre Dufaur - Soloist
Zherlin Ndudi - Soloist
Kyra Homeres - Corps
Herberth Riascos - Corps
Amir Yogev - Corps
Lisa Reneau - Corps
Elice McKinley - Corps
Peter Doll - Company Apprentice
Gabriela Gonzalez - Company Apprentice
Carling Talcott - Student Apprentice
There are a few additions to the company: Congratulations!:
MCB has added a new section to their website:
Returning Guest Artists:
Here is a link to the website:
The high turnover, as found in many companies at this time, still dismays me.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:00 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:09 AM
I always hate to see ANYBODY leave a company, and I wish everyone well.
Dufaur was the Open Barre performance I attended last weekend, but did not dance. I like him, and he's grown a lot. I will miss him especially. He's an excellent photographer, by the way.
Zherlin Ndudi has hardly had any stage time since he arrived ... what? two years ago? ... so there is no suprise there.
Wong and Baker are no-brainers. The challenge will be to find more for them to do -- Wong especially. Both were dancing their hearts out last weekend in Quickstep, and Baker especially was in a wonderful groove.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 06:16 AM
Posted 04 August 2009 - 07:11 AM
Sad to see Spiridonakos out. I loved this tall dancer.
Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:13 AM
Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:32 PM
He also mentions that he'd like the chance to dance the Hoofer in Slaughter on 10th Avenue. (He took tap even before he started ballet.) I'd like to see him given the chance to stretch himself into all kinds of new kinds of roles this season.. Is size an issue in the Hoofer? I can remember only Arthur Mitchell and Damian Woetzel. Both seemed reasonable tall in relation to their Strip Tease Girls. The best pairing for Wong so far seems to be Jeanette Delgado, but I don't see her as the Strip Tease Girl.
(He's looking forward to "Who Cares?".)
Last time I saw Slaughter at MCB it was Jeremy Cox and the leggy Andrea Spiridonakis.
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