Well, the word is officially out. Haglund has been keeping this under his hat for weeks.
As reported this evening in the Philadelphia Inquirer, one of ABT's most promising corpsmen, Sterling Baca, will be joining the Pennsylvania Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Such a great opportunity for him, so deserved, and boy, what a find by Angel Corella. Sterling's one-and-only, Nayara Lopes, currently dancing with Dance Theatre of Harlem will join PAB's corps de ballet.
Internal promotions to principal include the dazzling trio of Lillian DiPiazza, Oksana Maslova, and Mayara Piñeiro.