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LA TRAVIATA!

SO happy to be back @ LA Opera - this production is near and dear to my heart! Celebrating over 12 years of working with the fabulous Domingo family! Brava to my beautiful dancers - you make my work a pleasure!

Vincent Paterson...the innovator

I have spent far too long writing this entry for my blog!!! Vincent Paterson is such a tremendous inspiration to me! At every turn i discovered beautiful, groundbreaking creations and could NOT resist watching. He has generated innovative, iconic work that is embedded in and literally shifted pop culture. I'm looking forward to his future projects and continue to draw inspiration from his focus, creativity and generosity.

In addition to his expansive credits (some of my favorites are Dancer in the Dark for Bjork, Smooth Criminal for MIchael Jackson and Express Yourself  for Madonna) this stood out to me as i studied his bio:

"He is respected and loved by those with whom he creates for his focused work ethic, his originality, his appreciation of his collaborators, his respect for his artists and his generosity of spirit." 

a glimpse into Vincent's world is captured in the documentary "The Man Behind the Throne" check out the trailer

LA Opera...30/30/30 Club

LA Opera, one of my absolute favorite places to work, has unveiled a new initiative to celebrate it's 30th Anniversary! click below to read about the brilliant 30/30/30 Club, created under the leadership of President and CEO Christopher Koelsch

 L.A. Opera's pricey founders circle seats are $30, if you're 30 or younger

below is a peek behind the scenes of one of my production of "Romeo et Juliette" starring Nino Machaidze and Vittorio Grigolo

beautiful memories! photos of some of my choreography for LA Opera productions:

la rondine | photo: robert millard

la rondine | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

romeo et juliette | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

la traviata | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

don carlo | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard

lucia di lammermoor | photo: robert millard