Countdown ’til the Dancers Return!

The Dancers return on Monday, August 10,  for the 09-10 Season.

We caught up with a few of them over the summer to find out how they spent their time away from the Ballet:

Jennifer Kronenberg:

Carlos Guerra:

Renato Penteado:

Patricia Delgado:

Callie Manning & Didier Bramaz:

Ashley Knox:

Allynne Noelle:

Kristin D’Addario:

Bradley Dunlap:

Jeanette Delgado, Patricia Delgado and Ballet Mistress Crista Villella:

Vail or Bust!

Select members of the Company are headed to Colorado today to participate in the Vail International Dance Festival.  Making our Vail debut on August 1, we will perform George Balanchine classics Tarantella, The Four Temperaments and Serenade.  On August 2 we’ll perform “Rubies” in the Festival Highlights Spectacular.  And on August 3 is a unique discussion/demonstration called Up Close: Edward Villella, which examines his famous dance roles (including Prodigal Son, “Rubies”, Tarantella, Afternoon of a Faun, Dances at a Gathering and more).

We handed over our video camera to Corps de Ballet member, Leigh-Ann Esty, to document this exciting experience.

Why Leigh? She’s enthusiastic, in her words “a fanatic about documenting trips,” and has a passion for photography. She was even published in National Geographic Traveler, when she won their 2008 World In Focus contest with this image of the Eiffel Tower.

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Check back next week for Leigh’s behind-the-scenes coverage of MCB at the festival.