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Kristin Schwab on Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014
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For us dance folk, the end of a season doesn't just mean the start of summer vacation. It's also the time of year for hirings, firings and promotions. American Ballet Theatre just announced a handful of dancers who are climbing its ranks. Soloist Isabella Boylston, who took on a significant number of lead roles this year, has been promoted to principal dancer. And Joseph Gorak, Christine Shevchenko, Devon Teuscher and Roman Zhurbin are now soloists.
ABT is sometimes criticized for showcasing guest artists during its Met seasons. It's wonderful to see these homegrown dancers, who audiences have been following since they entered the company, climb the ranks. Congratulations dancers!