Last night was one of the most surreal night’s of my life.
First of all, performing Balanchine’s Agon onstage is just as intimidating as it seems, but oh so rewarding when that curtain closes.
Being a part of Plotnikov’s Orchis was absolutely incredible. There are no words. During the final pas de deux, I swear you could have heard a pin drop, the audience was so silent. Amazing.
After the performance, a reception was held in the mezzanine of the theater. Wine, champagne, tiny desserts, all par for the course. One thing was different on this night, however. An announcement was made by the artistic director, Misha. Someone was promoted- mid season- into the company. And guess what? That someone was ME!
I am still so overwhelmed with excitement. And joy! And disbelief. But most of all, pride and optimism. In a world where we receive corrections (pretty much a run down of everything we did wrong) the moment we leave the stage, having all of my hard work recognized is truly extraordinary. I can’t wait to perform again tonight and tomorrow, now with a renewed sense of energy and vivacity. These moments right here, this is why I love ballet.