NINA IN BEIJING, May 2011

 

  NINA IN BEIJING---JUST CALL HER PROFESSOR!

 

Just when you think Nina may be taking it a bit easier, she packs in more activity in her busy schedule. Having led State Ballet of Georgia in two mini-tours to Italy--- championing Ashton in Catania for a week in March and Balanchine in Legnago and Gorizia in late April/early May, she was off to Beijing for her second teaching stint at Beijing Dance Academy.

Setting Les Sylphides (Chopiniana) on the Academy’s advance students and soloists had her in the studios from early morning to evening. She was assisted by Ekaterina Shavliashvili. A public performance was held May 18---after which the Beijing institution gratefully bestowed on her a professorship in the Academy. Professor Superballerina Nina? Sounds like a cool title!

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