Angel Corella just dialed up the octane in Pennsylvania Ballet's tank.
Kyra Nichols and Charles Askegard will join the company as ballet masters beginning this fall announced Philly.com this morning. The composition of the PAB artistic staff is beginning to look like a Formula 1 racing team.
Askegard is set to move into Philly and looks at his role as a long term opportunity. Nichols is married to PAB's Executive Director and this appointment will increase her existing coaching presence in the company.
Haglund received his PAB subscription tickets in the mail yesterday and now he is especially excited about getting the season started with Concerto Barocco in October. And there is that Corella Don Q on the spring horizon. With the addition of firecracker soloist Nicolai Gorodiskii who nagged Corella for an audition until he relented last spring, this season is starting to shape up as something not to miss.
Get your tickets today; the Acela Ballet Train is boarding now!