A Look at "city.ballet." Episode 4

November 28, 2013

This week’s episode is all about the soloist rank—or as the dancers refer to it, “purgatory.” While they may be moving up within New York City Ballet, they still have a long way to go.

When soloist Megan LeCrone says her body started breaking down after years of ballet, she means it: She’s had three surgeries on her ankles—one on her right, two on her left—and one on her knee. Plus, she’s had to recover from a collapsed lung.

“For me, dancing is my oxygen. When I’m not able to do it, I feel as if I’m dying a little bit.” —Craig Hall, soloist

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