“This program resembles a special, mini gala, showcasing a wide variety of iconic and a few seldom seen masterpieces captured with all new footage. The audience will experience a breadth of classical ballet excerpts and see the dancers excel and shine in this challenging choreography.”
Artistic Director, Boston Ballet
The Art of Classical Ballet program includes solos, pas de deux, and variations from the following ballets:
Avert, a former Paris Opera Ballet Premiere Danseuse, was engaged as a guest rehearsal director to stage and coach much of the repertoire and will join Nissinen in conversation about the program.
Throughout her illustrious career, Averty performed a vast repertoire of classical ballets. Just four years after joining the Paris Opera Ballet in 1979 at age 16, Averty was promoted to Premiere Danseuse.
Under Artistic Director Rudolf Nureyev, Averty performed leading roles in his versions of Raymonda, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and La Bayadere.
In 1987, Averty joined San Francisco Ballet as a principal dancer and returned to the Paris Opera Ballet in 1988.
Since 2009, she has been a freelance ballet teacher and coach for ballet companies, universities, and ballet schools.
Boston Ballet Shows of Process & Progress Rescheduled
The company has also announced that the dates for the final program of their digital season have been changed to May 13-23, 2021. It will feature world premieres by international choreographers Nanine Linning and Ken Ossola.
Boston Ballet’s virtual season features new creations, signature works, and classical ballet favorites captured live in-studio. Dancers have been back in the studios rehearsing under a new health and safety plan, which was developed in partnership with a team of medical professionals and infectious disease specialists.
Featured Photo for Boston Ballet Shows Art of Classical Ballet of Viktorina Kapitonova in Giselle, photo by Rosalie O’Connor; courtesy of Boston Ballet