James Whiteside from the Boston Ballet will be joining as a soloist...http://www.dancetabs.com/2012/05/boston ... te-boston/
And Marcelo Gomes will be a guest principal with the Mikhailovsky...http://www.mikhailovsky.ru/en/events/ma ... pal-dancer
ABT better put some pretty strict conditions on Gomes' participation with the Mikhailovsky as having him injured or overly worked abroad would put a huge dent in ABT's leading male ranks. I am actually a bit stunned that ABT would permit any of their dancers to dance there after the recent fiasco with Vasiliev & Osipova.
Guess it means that you really can buy anything if you have enough money... (That said, the Mikhailovsky is huge - do they really not have any talent to promote. I'd be peeved to be a soloist or corps member and see yet another high priced principal shipped in...).