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

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]

Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]

Boston BalletreSTARTDigital ProductionOctober 28- November 7, 2021 By Steve Sucato Kicking off Boston Ballet’s 2021-22 virtual season, reSTART was a bit of a throwback to the type of programming many dance companies offered up during the early part of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It featured the company dancing outdoors and in the studio, along with a previously recorded performance in South Korea by company dancers … Continue reading Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]