I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck, and that more than anything else—I had a flare-up last December, and I had actually made the decision to retire before that, but that just cemented the choice. I couldn’t move for a few days, and I had that I had to cancel. Their kindness and largesse toward me also pushed me to commit more to dance. He was very stern with me, but with a twinkle in his eye. I think I tended toward the Russian training because my first teacher taught a version of Vaganova, and it was drilled into me that that was the best system, and also at the time there were a lot of great Russian stars. I don’t know if it was really a deliberate choice or more just happenstance. And then I got the opportunity to train in Moscow and that held its own appeal. I went to Kevin [Mc Kenzie] and said that this was going to be it and then we worked it out from there. In a way, that’s kind of nice too: It’ll be my first and last go at this new role.
So those injuries and the tendinitis, the wear and tear, arthritis in places. I’d been going to New York for several summers already, so this was new territory. I did get to see them do some rep, and I remember one performance of But I did respond to the bravura stuff, the big jumps.
He's a big social media guy and loves to tweet, post videos, and take pictures on Instagram — this one features cameos by James Whiteside and Marcelo Gomes.
He was promoted to soloist in February 2013 and has choreographed for the company.
One of his works, Year of the Rabbit, is set to music by Sufjan Stevens.
Sascha Radetsky (born March 29, 1977) is a former soloist dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and an actor.
He was born in Santa Cruz, California, and began studying ballet in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rudderless, Claire navigates this new, dysfunctional world, even as she is confronted by her past.