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Author:  ksneds [ Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:07 am ]
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The NY Times review of this year's workshop...

An interesting note is that Robert Fairchild, one of the recepients of this year's Mae Wien Awards, is the younger brother of NYCB principal Megan Fairchild.

A Fresh Crop of Students Cast in the New and Unfamiliar

Published: June 8, 2005

The annual School of American Ballet Workshop performances have been giving senior student dancers a chance, for 41 years, to show what they can do before they move on to professional careers. This year's crop from the school, which is affiliated with New York City Ballet, is talented and, even better, performed without the strain and push of some other years. In Monday's program, the emphasis was also on new or unfamiliar choreography in a program at the Juilliard Theater.

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Author:  ksneds [ Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:02 am ]
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SAB has announced the new apprentices on their website:

Devin Alberda, Robert Fairchild, Coco Gonzalez, Ralph Ippolito, Andrew Scordato, Briana Shepherd and Max van der Sterre.

Congratulations to all!

Author:  ksneds [ Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:10 am ]
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The NY Times profiles Suki Schorer in a preview for this year's Workshop:

Staging Balanchine for the School of American Ballet's Annual Workshop Performances

Published: June 3, 2006

Suki Schorer left San Francisco for New York when she joined the New York City Ballet in 1959, but she still enters a dance studio like a burst of California sunshine. "I don't think that Suki has ever snuck into a room," said Peter Boal, her former student who is now artistic director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet.

At the School of American Ballet, Ms. Schorer plays to a tough crowd: teenagers facing hormones, homesickness and heavy career decisions. But her sparkling energy, which radiates from a trim figure topped with a halo of blond curls, is contagious. She was the inspiration for George Balanchine's lead Butterfly in his 1962 "Midsummer Night's Dream," and that darting effervescence still permeates her being, especially when she is staging a Balanchine ballet for a group of students.

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(This online version of this article is a good example of poor editorial practice - the picture of Schorer identifies her as a choreographer, which she is not. One would hope, that despite tight deadlines, a paper with the credentials of the NY Times would make sure that photo captioners are accurate.

Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:41 am ]
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The Annual Workshop Performances of the School of American Ballet
by JOHN ROCKWELL for the New York Times

There is one prominent pas de deux in the piece, however, the only place where Mr. Wheeldon drops his clever conceit of doubled dancers emulating a classroom mirror. On Saturday afternoon the duet was done pleasingly by Kathryn Morgan and Jérôme Tisserand. On Monday Tabitha Rinko-Gay and Justin Peck took over, and they were really something. Mr. Peck partnered very well, and Ms. Rinko-Gay proved herself a true ballerina, confident and poised. Her other gifts came into play later.

published: June 7, 2006

Author:  ksneds [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:29 am ]
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An article on the new SAB studios, but regrettably no pictures. I've seen pictures of the designs and they are great, but it's really poor form for SAB not have to provided/NYT not to have obtained images because these studios are very hard to describe.

More Room to Pirouette at Lincoln Center Studios

NY Times
Published: January 19, 2007

To the untrained eye, they may just be dance studios — albeit spanking new ones — with the requisite barres, mirrors and sprung floors. But to those who have followed Lincoln Center’s ambitious, sometimes torturous, redevelopment project over the last eight years, they are a milestone: the first piece to be completed.

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Author:  ksneds [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:09 pm ]
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Antonina Tumkovsky, who taught at SAB from 1949 until 2004, has died at the age of 101. The SAB website has more information here

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