From Saturday's edition of the New Zealand Listener:
"One of the highlights of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s new production of The Sleeping Beauty is guest artist Stella Abrera’s interpretation of Princess Aurora’s first encounter with Prince Désiré."
"Abrera, from the American Ballet Theatre, is stunning. A poised Aurora, she has total control over the challenging choreography, dancing with finely nuanced movement and expression."
Here's the rest of the review. This whole production sounds magical.
Here's a rehearsal photo of Aurora and Désiré by Dean Kozanic in Christchurch, NZ this week. It appeared with a brief article at Press.co.nz.
From the November 17 edition of Theatreview.org.nz which reviews the RNZB's performance in Christchurch:
"Guest artist Stella Abrera radiated warmth and displayed masterful technique as Princess Aurora and was partnered with bravado and splendour by new dancer Sergio Torrado"