Angel Corella

 Few dancers have been as popular with audiences as Angel Corella. When he gave his farewell performance with American Ballet Theatre last night, the vast Metropolitan Opera House, rarely full to the rafters, was sold out. Ballet lovers had come from all over to say goodbye.

 

My first summer in New York I was 17, training at The Joffrey's summer intensive and spending my spare time taking extra classes at Steps, with jazz master Luigi, and at ABT (which, in it's pre-JKO days, offered an amazing daily open class). I was also seeing as much ballet as I could squeeze out of my limited allowance.

 

Angel Corella and Kazuko Omori of Corella Ballet in rehearsal

Photo by Fernando Bufala

Angel Corella in American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote

Courtesy of Jayme Thornton

Published November 25, 2009
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