On Saturday evening, Anthony Huxley returned to the role of James in La Sylphide, which in 2015 vaulted him to his appointment as principal dancer along with his partner at the time, Lauren Lovette. That New Yorkers have had the privilege of seeing both Huxley and Herman Cornejo (across the way) dance this role in recent years is one of those blessings for which balletomanes will be eternally grateful. Huxley's dancing and theatrical interpretation were brilliant. He carried himself in true Bournonville fashion throughout the evening as though he had been born to it. His allegro cut across the stage with the sharpness and accuracy of a Boker Gorm chef knife. (Gorm was the first Danish king.) His dramatic timing was acutely musical. His fascination and obsession with the Sylph were totally convincing. Every aspect of his performance needs to be praised including his partnering which on this evening was everything one could ask for.