Just before becoming professional however, McKie suffered a severe knee-ligament injury and was told by doctors that he may never be able to be a ballet dancer. Though the ligament was irreparable at the time, McKie attempted to dance without it and began training with the late ballet legend Pyotr Pestov.
By TopList - The company, founded in by E. Virginia Williams, and Sydney Leonard, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Boston Ballet's national and international reputation developed under the leadership of Artistic Directors Violette VerdyBruce Marksand Anna-Marie Holmes Today, Boston Ballet is one of the major ballet companies in North America and among the top companies in the world.
Under his artistic direction, Boston Ballet maintains an internationally recognized repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to masterworks by George Balanchine, to new works and world premieres by contemporary choreographers.
The Company made its London premiere inwith a full-length production of Swan Lake. In JulyBoston Ballet toured throughout Spain. During the summer ofthe Company completed a second tour of Spain to audience and critical acclaim.
Boston Ballet embarked on its first tour to Seoul, Korea in the summer ofpresenting a range of works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Wheeldon, never before seen by Korean audiences. Located in the Boston Theater District, this 2,seat theater provides clear sightlines and has a newly renovated orchestra pit.
Inthe New York Times hailed Boston Ballet's repertoire as "one of the most eclectic in the country". Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker has been performed annually for 42 years. Over 35 performances employ the talents of the entire company and more than Boston Ballet School students who join in the production every year.
Boston Ballet operates Boston Ballet School with more than 3, students at four locations in Boston, Newton, Norwell, and Marblehead for ages 2 through adult.
The Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education offers numerous educational and outreach activities for the community. Boston Ballet's outreach programs reach over 7, children each year.
Boston Ballet's headquarters at 19 Clarendon Street in Boston's South End neighborhood is one of the largest and best-equipped dance spaces in the country.Learn more about Shannon Parsley, Principal, Boston Ballet Inc.
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When I was hired, Boston Ballet did not have a lot of corps people. In my first year here BBII apprentices were in everything. When Boston Ballet did Theme and Variations I was first cast corps as an apprentice. I was eighteen! It was a sink or swim thing. Mikko Nissinen – Artistic Director, Boston Ballet Willy Tsao – Artistic Director – City Contemporary Dance Company, Hon Kong – Guangdong Modern Dance Company, China – Beijing LDTX Modern Dance Company, China.
Boston Ballet, founded in by E. Virginia Williams, was the first professional repertory ballet company in New England. Boston Ballet’s national and international reputation developed under the leadership of Artistic Directors Violette Verdy (), Bruce Marks (), and Anna-Marie Holmes ().
In , she was commissioned by Mikko Nissinen (director Boston Ballet) and Alberta Ballet to choreograph for the 1st. Canadian Festival of New Works. Canadian Festival of New Works.