September 27, 2022


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Roster Round-Up: Keep Up to Date on Summer Career News

Summer season is coming to a close, and right before organizations start into their new seasons, quite a few are finalizing their rosters with new arrivals, departures and visitor artists. Come across out the hottest news in this month’s roster round-up.

Promotions, Joiners and Leavers at The Royal Ballet

On July 7, The Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare introduced a slew of roster improvements in the corporation. Joseph Sissens has been promoted to 1st soloist, with Annette Buvoli, Ashley Dean, Leticia Dias, Mariko Sasaki, Lukas B. Brændsrød, Leo Dixon, David Donnelly and Téo Dubreuil as soloists. Sophie Allnatt, Isabel Lubach, Sae Maeda, Julia Roscoe, Charlotte Tonkinson, Joonhyuk Jun, Joshua Junker, Taisuke Nakao and Giacomo Rovero are now first artists. Marco Masciari joins as a corporation artist pursuing his completion of the 2020–21 Prix de Lausanne dancer placement Darrion Sellman normally takes on the Prix de Lausanne dancer job for the 2022–23 period.

5 graduates from The Royal Ballet College also join the company’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme, which delivers the latest graduates a year’s deal to execute together with the corps de ballet: Alicia Rose Couvrette, Martin Diaz, Luc Foskett, Scarlett Harvey and Ella Newton Severgnini.

Soloist Paul Kay leaves the enterprise after 19 years to turn out to be Creative Supervisor for Intensive Courses and Auditions with The Royal Ballet Faculty. Very first soloist Tierney Heap retires immediately after 10 a long time to go after a vocation in diet, and Joseph Aumeer leaves after 4 to be a part of the Royal Danish Ballet. 20-seven-yr principal répétiteur Lesley Collier also retires from her full-time purpose performing with the business and college.

New Faces at Miami City Ballet

Ukrainian artist Yuliia (Julia) Moskalenko will sign up for Miami Town Ballet for the 2022–23 season as a principal. A native of Kyiv, Moskalenko will come from the Nationwide Opera of Ukraine, the place she was a principal, leaving her homeland soon after Russia invaded Ukraine. Moskalenko shared her gratitude for MCB artistic director Lourdes Lopez in an Instagram post, “Lourdes gave me basic safety and a long term.”

In addition, 4 new dancers will be a part of the corps de ballet: Alexander Kaden, from the Vienna Condition Ballet, freelancer Isadora Valero, previously of the National Ballet of Portugal, Brooks Landegger, from Boston Ballet II, and Miami City Ballet School graduate Kaelah Poulos-Hopkins.

Filipino American choreographer Durante Verzola will sign up for the Miami City Ballet College this slide as a school member and school choreographer. Lopez has also commissioned a new work from Verzola for the main company following time.

Margaret Mullin is Ballet Tucson’s new inventive director. Image by Ed Flores, courtesy Ballet Tucson.

Ballet Tucson Announces New Dancers and Management

Former Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Margaret Mullin has taken the helm as Ballet Tucson’s new inventive director, declared June 21. The company’s longtime affiliate inventive director, Chieko Imada, also takes on a new purpose as resident choreographer.

In addition, married few Danielle and Liang Fu depart Kansas Metropolis Ballet right after eight yrs to get on dual roles as Ballet Tucson principal dancers and co-directors of the Faculty of Ballet Tucson.

A New Company Artist at Alberta Ballet 

Zachary Boresow will sign up for Alberta Ballet for the 2022–23 year. Boresow started his schooling at the Kansas Town Ballet College and joined Kansas City Ballet as an apprentice in 2019.

Julian MacKay to Join Bavarian State Ballet

Julian MacKay will sign up for Bavarian State Ballet as a principal in September subsequent his unexpected departure from San Francisco Ballet this past April, in which he experienced been a principal for two a long time. He has also danced skillfully as an global visitor star, as properly as at The Royal Ballet and the Mikhailovsky Theater. At age 17, MacKay was the first American to graduate with a entire Russian diploma from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Miki Mizutani, in a bright pink ruffled dress, ballet tights and pink pointe shoes, grand jete's across the stage triumphantly. Her arms in second arabesque, she smiles out toward the audience, her dark hair pulled back in a slick bun with a big pink adorning flower. On the stage behind her, the corps de ballet lines the stage and watches, smiling, dressed in peasant or court-member costumes and white tutus. Two tall hedges adorned with roses decorate the stage behind her.
Miki Mizutani in Carlos Acosta’s “Don Quixote.” Image by Johan Persson, courtesy Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Birmingham Royal Ballet Promotions, Departures and Arrivals

Director Carlos Acosta declared various promotions at Birmingham Royal Ballet in early July. Miki Mizutani and Yaoqian Shang start out the 2022–23 time as new principals, owning danced with the corporation considering that 2012 and 2013, respectively. Additionally, Beatrice Parma, Yu Kurihara, Max Maslen and Lachlan Monaghan were promoted to first soloist.

BRB will also welcome numerous new faces up coming year. Former Northern Ballet foremost soloist Riku Ito joins as a soloist. 7 new artists also sign up for the ranks: Oscar Kempsey-Fagg, Madison Penney, Mason King, Frieda Kaden and Jack Easton from the Royal Ballet University Maïlène Katoch from the Paris Opéra Ballet Faculty and Hannah Martin soon after a 12 months as a BRB apprentice. Olivia Chang-Clarke joins as an apprentice from the Elmhurst Ballet Faculty.

Departing the firm are artists Anna Ciriano and Josue Gomez-Sarria,, and Alexander Yap, who is joiningHong Kong Ballet as a soloist.

Hamburg Ballet Farewells

Leslie Heylmann retires from Hamburg Ballet following 14 years with the enterprise, 10 as a principal dancer. She gave her closing overall performance as Louise in The Nutcracker on July 3 and moved on to her new role as assistant to the managing coordinator for the faculty.

Soloists Marc Jubete and Atte Kilpinen, alongside with ensemble dancers Georgina Hills, Yungu Kang, Miguel Wansing Lorrio, Pietro Pelleri, Mia Petrovic, Chiara Ruaro and Aleksa Zikic, will also depart. Aspirant Ayumi Kato will be part of the National Youth Ballet of Germany.

Promotions and a New Dancer at Oklahoma Metropolis Ballet

Very long-time soloist Autumn Klein was promoted to principal right after 10 many years with Oklahoma Metropolis Ballet. Previous soloist Benjamin Tucker will also changeover to the new purpose of principal character artist and associate rehearsal director.

Anna Tateda joins the corps de ballet soon after dancing in the second firm for the 2021–22 season. Flannery Werner is promoted to apprentice immediately after a year in the second enterprise.

In addition, Roylan Ramos Hechavarria joins as principal from Ballet Opera of Lyon. Hechavarria has previously danced with Ballet of Camagüey as a soloist, Ballet of Cairo Opera Home and Tanz Business Innsbruck.

Autumn Klein, in a black sleeveless leotard, ballet tights and pink pointe shoes, leans back on partner Jace Pauly, dressed in a tight white short-sleeve shirt, black tights, and white socks and ballet slippers. Pauly leans forward in an extended 4th position croise lunge, left arm crossed in front of his body to hold Klein's hand, his right extended above his head holding her other hand. Klein leans against his back, facing away, in a croise attitude derriere on pointe, her back left leg wrapped around Pauly. Her left arm reaches back to hold his left hand, her right arm extended above their heads to hold his other. Pauly looks down and out across the darkly lit stage while Klein gazes confidently into the audience with a sly smile. Her brown hair is slicked back into a high bun.
Autumn Klein and Jace Pauly in Balanchine’s “The 4 Temperaments.” Picture by Kate Luber, courtesy Oklahoma City Ballet

Orlando Ballet’s Younger Stars and New Customers

Orlando Ballet promoted numerous dancers from its second corporation this summertime: Kate Gardinier and Francis Mihm are now full-business dancers, with Charlie Mellor and David West as apprentices. Previous OB apprentice Olivia McAlpine and the Royal Ballet Higher College graduate Thomas Gerhardt also be a part of as whole-organization dancers.

Two other new artists also be a part of the entire organization this period: Erin Atkinson joins from English Countrywide Ballet, and Alberto Peñalver from Ballet Arizona.

Audrey Malek Joins Pacific Northwest Ballet

Just after The Washington Ballet introduced previous TWB Studio Firm member Audrey Malek’s advertising to the key business last thirty day period, Malek shared in an Instagram submit that she will now be joining the Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet for the 2022–23 time. Malek danced with TWB as a trainee and 2nd corporation member.

United Ballet Theater Promotions and New Dancer

United Ballet Theater apprentice Teresa Bowden was promoted to firm artist for her 2nd yr with UBT. In addition, previous organization trainee Gabriella Vidano and new dancer Tristan Barron will be a part of UBT as apprentices for the upcoming season.