News from Nina, January 2, 2005

Tbilisi got a very special surprise for Christmas, a performance of Dreams About Japan by the National Ballet of Georgia, with Nina in the role she created in the Ratmansky oeuvre. Nina says the company is working hard---no surprise since she herself sets the example.

Earlier in December, she danced an unscheduled Swan Lake at the Bolshoi. Her work schedule with her Georgian company being so fluid, it seems it will be catch as catch can for those who want to see Nina performances.

As of late December, Nina said that she had not cancelled any appearances that are already contracted for. This includes Sleeping Beauty at the National Theatre Tokyo in April. However, her ABT season is still in doubt.