. . . to pursue "other artistic challenges" so says the press release. Their future plans will be announced "shortly."
Let's hope those challenges are not located at ABT.
The press release says that their final London performance will be this Wednesday's Mayerling, and the two plan to keep their July tour commitments with the RB. Any wagers on that last part?
It really does look like Cojocaru was dumping challenging performances of Symphony in C at the RB in order to save herself for guest artist challenges (and accompanying Koch money) at ABT.
Who needs this sort of professionalism? If she's too injured to dance there, she's too injured to dance here.
Let Sarah Lane dance Swan Lake with Herman Cornejo.