There's an extensive article on Alexei Ratmansky in this Sunday's NY Times Magazine:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/magaz ... sky-t.html
By CHIP BROWN
Published: May 25, 2008
...While the comrades in the street were waxing nostalgic about the Russian Revolution, Alexei Ratmansky, the 39-year-old artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, was busy trying to get the French Revolution off the ground — or, rather, a highly stylized re-creation of it. His leotard-clad troops were deployed in several rehearsal studios adjacent to the Bolshoi Theater...