| Jennifer Stahl | Dance Magazine |
New York City is getting an embarrassment of riches this week—riches of the Emerald, Diamonds and Rubies variety. The Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet and New York City Ballet will be sharing the stage at Lincoln Center to present George Balanchine's Jewels in celebration of the iconic ballet's 50th anniversary. One of the many stars we're excited to see is Olga Smirnova, our June 2014 cover girl, who will be performing the lead in "Diamonds" as well as the role of Bianca in Jean-Christophe Maillot's Taming of the Shrew next week. We caught up with her before the performances started to find out about these roles and how it feels to perform on Balanchine's home stage.
What was it like working with Jean-Christophe Maillot, and having him create the role of Bianca on you? It was such a blessing... read more