Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis Reflects on her Career, her Swan Song Performance, and What’s Next

By Steve Sucato After a 27-years career as a professional dancer with the last 16 of those years spent at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT), beloved principal dancer Alexandra Kochis will take her final bow this Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., in a new version of Swan Lake by outgoing company Artistic Director Susan Jaffe. Kochis will dance the lead roles of Odette/Odile in the … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis Reflects on her Career, her Swan Song Performance, and What’s Next

Alejandro Cerrudo, Charlotte Ballet’s New Artistic Director, Talks About His Vision for the Company

By Steve Sucato for Pointe Magazine Each step along Alejandro Cerrudo’s 24-year career, he’s planted the seeds for his next area of growth in the dance field. Born in Madrid, he first became a dancer, then a choreographer and, most recently, the producer of his own dance projects. Now, the 41-year-old is taking his next step, as Charlotte Ballet’s new artistic director. On April 7, the company … Continue reading Alejandro Cerrudo, Charlotte Ballet’s New Artistic Director, Talks About His Vision for the Company

With Her New Production, PBT’s Susan Jaffe Seeks A More Enlightened ‘Swan Lake’ [PREVIEW]

By Steve Sucato Former American Ballet Theatre (ABT) star Susan Jaffe has danced more than her fair share of Swan Lake productions in her career. Her first in the lead role of Odette-Odile came at ABT when she was just nineteen in what The New York Times called, “a beautiful triumph.” She then danced it again every year of her 22-year career, including productions in England, Germany, … Continue reading With Her New Production, PBT’s Susan Jaffe Seeks A More Enlightened ‘Swan Lake’ [PREVIEW]