The Royal Ballet has just announced revised casting for booking period 1. According to the following press release from the ROH website the Kirov's Daria Pavlenko is going to guest with the Royal Ballet to cover Darcey Bussell's performances of La Bayadere.
Royal Ballet Press Releases
Booking Period One Cast Changes
PRESS RELEASE 19 SEPTEMBER
BOOKING PERIOD ONE
Following the announcement that Royal Ballet Principal dancer Darcey Bussell is expecting her second child, the following cast changes have been made in Booking Period one.
Daria Pavlenko from The Kirov Ballet will dance the role of Nikiya in Natalia Makarova’s production of La Bayadère on 21 and 31 October 2003.
Principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky will replace Darcey Bussell in George Balanchine’s
The Four Temperaments on 15 (evening), 21, 25 and 27 November 2003.
Principal dancer Tamara Rojo will dance the title role in the new production of
Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella on 26 (matinee) and 31 December.
Daria Pavlenko was born in Moscow and graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in the class of Prof. Elena Evteyeva. She joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1996 and became a Soloist in 1998. Her repertoire includes Aurora/Lilac Fairy/Princess Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Clemence/Grannd pas classique in Raymonda, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Nikiya/Gamzatti/Pas de trios in La Bayadère, Grand pas (variation) in Paquita, Moyna/Zulme in Giselle, A Young Woman
in Chemiakin’s The Nutcracker. She also dances the Pas de trios in le Corsaire, and in
Chopiniana, Serenade, Apollo, Symphony in C, Middle Duo, Le poème de l’extase and
Jewels (Rubies/Emeralds/Diamonds). In 2001 she was awarded the Soul of Dance prize
by “Ballet” magazine. In 2003 she was specially chosen to recreate the role of Nikiya in
Sergei Vikharev’s restoration of the original 1900 production of La Bayadère.
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