From Rebecca King (Corps de Ballet, Miami City Ballet) after the first evening's performance.
"As always, despite nerves and anticipation, you could tell that everyone was having a wonderful time out on the stage. I have never been a part of such a long curtain call. The applause went on and on. It was such an amazing moment, I will never forget it. When the curtain finally fell, a rush of emotion hit us all. We had just done it! We had just debuted in France; we are now an international company. Everyone was embracing, crying tears of joy, and congratulating each other on an a successful first Paris performance. I felt so proud to be a part of this exceptional group of dancers.
"This morning when we came into class, Edward [Edward Villella, founder et director, Miami City Ballet] shared his emotions with us, tearfully telling us how proud he was of us, saying “I love you guys”. You could tell he was on cloud nine, and we are right up there with him." http://tendusunderapalmtree.com/2011/07 ... night.html