Christine Shevchenko, Principal, American Ballet Theatre shares her journey from Ukraine to the States, becoming the youngest recipient of the Princess Grace Award, rising through the ranks of ABT from corps de ballet to soloist and being promoted to principal.
Listen to Christine talk about her love of ABT inspired by ballet greats Dame Alicia Markova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. She also gives an insight into life as a principal dancer, her approach to preparing for new roles, how to maintain her body and prevent injuries; plus how she relaxes outside of the studio (ps it includes cakes and cookies!).
Christine talks about preparing for a busy season with Giselle, Swan Lake and Theme and Variations (check dates and programme) and shares her advice for aspiring dancers.
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