Haglund is quivering with excitement at the prospect of our own Simone Messmer debuting in the lead of Balanchine's Serenade when Miami City Ballet opens at Lincoln Center tonight. It is such a relief that this artist, who is an important American ballerina to eyes that know the art, is finally getting the prominent roles that she deserves. It's going to be one of those hankie nights.
We are so looking forward to seeing Simone back on the New York stage and can't wait to once again see the joyous and much admired Jeanette & Patricia Delgado, Tricia Albertson, and Jennifer Kronenberg. Here's the rest of tonight's casting: