Reverence: Vanessa Zahorian—Grace and Tenacity

You trained partly at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, DC. What’s the most important thing you got out of that experience? The opportunity to go to Russia at age 16. Oleg Vinogradov, the director at the time, chose me to be an apprentice with the Kirov (now Mariinsky) Ballet. I worked with AndrisMore »

Reverence: Greta Hodgkinson—Staying Power

You’re celebrating 25 years with the National Ballet of Canada. What makes it home? I wanted to join the National Ballet because it had one of the best repertoires in the world. We do all the staples of the classical canon and yet get to work with amazing creators like Jirˇí Kylián, William Forsythe, GlenMore »

Reverence: Iana Salenko—Diminutive Dynamo

Staatsballett Berlin’s Iana Salenko on guestings, salsa music and her knack for design. What are you most proud of in your career? I’m a tiny dancer, so to dance roles for tall ballerinas I would never have dreamed about, like Swan Lake—I’m very proud that I managed to get them. What’s the hardest thing aboutMore »

Web Exclusive: Reverence Questions with NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild

Do you prefer the consistency of doing the same show eight times a week or the variety of mixed rep? I like both. I’m a creature of habit, so I completely took to the Broadway lifestyle. What’s nice about it is that you know your show: you know the little moments you’ve got to tackle,More »

An Inner Spark: Reverence with Megan Fairchild

New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild brings lessons from Broadway to her performances. You took a year off to perform on Broadway as Ivy Smith in On the Town. What did you learn from that experience? If I’m not being classical I can be kind of a goofy dancer, so it was a goodMore »

Exclusive: Uruguayan Ballerina María Riccetto

Are there things you miss about ABT? I miss Irina Kolpakova, my coach there. Sometimes I close my eyes and think of corrections she used to give me; I think about her a lot. Have you had any adventures since your return to Uruguay? My boyfriend is a nature photographer. He likes to travel allMore »