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
By GIA KOURLAS
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.
(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.