Haglund was visiting the website of LakeCities Ballet Theatre, a regional company with a highly-acclaimed conservatory in the northern Texas city of Lewisville, because he had read that Julie Kent and Sascha Radetsky were performing in the company’s Nutcracker this weekend. This past year Sarah Lane performed her first Giselle with the company – a performance that we in New York are probably years away from experiencing.
While cruising around the website, Haglund happened upon photos of the Giselle production. These photos strongly suggest that when she’s finally given the opportunity to perform this in New York, Sarah Lane will break our hearts like we never expected.
The individual performance photos in the website’s gallery are uncredited although the home page of the website indicates “Candid photography by Nancy Loch” (Assistant Director and mother of Steven Loch – Sarah’s Albrecht and a familiar face on the YAGP circuit, who left for PNB‘s professional division last fall) and “Portrait photos by Steve Skaggs.” We are eternally grateful to the talented photographer who captured these treasured moments and to LBT for giving Sarah this opportunity:
New York deserves to see Sarah's Giselle (and Stella's ! ) without further delay.