New York City Ballet Ballerina Maria Calegari returned today to put CHACONNE on the stage. With Maria came former Ballet West dancer, New York City Ballet star and husband Bart Cook! I saw them both dance hundreds of times with New York City Ballet and never imagined I would some day work in the studio and theatre with them. They were very generous with us at Ballet West and gave us many wonderful pointers. We are lucky to have them here to put the finishing touches on Mr. Balanchine’s masterpiece before you see it on the gala.
They also graciously fulfilled my request to bring pictures!
Maria Calegari in Balanchine’s ‘Mozartiana’
Maria Calegari in Balanchine’s ‘Vienna Waltzes’
Tracy Bennett, Bart Cook, Bruce Caldwell in Trepak from Ballet West’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Bart Cook in Balanchine’s ‘Agon’