This week, during Boston Ballet’s tour to London (the first in 30 years!) I will have the great pleasure to perform George Balanchine’s Serenade & Symphony in Three Movements in our First Program at the Coliseum. Given the busyness & buzz of our schedule here in the UK, I won’t elaborate on much else, but I’ll leave you with a fun little photo collage of the memories I have performing this breathtaking piece of genius choreography…5 stages, 3 countries, 1 timeless Tchaikovsky score…It continues to hold a special place in my heart.

Pictured in the dressing rooms of the David Koch theater, prepping for our performance with the NYCB, honoring Lincoln Kirstein in 2007.

Pictured in the dressing rooms of the David Koch theater, prepping for our performance with the New York City Ballet, honoring Lincoln Kirstein in 2007.

Pictured with the School of American Ballet's Suki Schorer, former NYCB dancer and stager of Serenade - performed in honor of Lincoln Kirstein with NYCB, June 2007

Pictured with the School of American Ballet’s Suki Schorer, former NYCB dancer and stager of Serenade – performed in honor of Lincoln Kirstein with NYCB, June 2007

photo credit: Paul Kolnik/NYCB via NYtimes.com June 9, 2007 SAB in George Balanchine's Serenade with NYCB

photo credit: Paul Kolnik/NYCB via NYtimes.com
June 9, 2007
SAB in George Balanchine’s Serenade with NYCB

Photo Credit: David Amzallag Performing with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, 2010

Photo Credit: David Amzallag
Performing with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, 2010

Photo Credit: David Amzallag Performing with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, 2010

Photo Credit: David Amzallag
Performing with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, 2010

A flurry of toile... The Serenade Costume as it stands.. Backstage at the Boston Opera House before coming to life...

A flurry of toile… The Serenade Costume as it stands.. Backstage at the Boston Opera House before coming to life in our Chroma Program, Spring 2013

Serenade Costumes pictured backstage at the Boston Opera House

Serenade Costumes pictured backstage at the Boston Opera House

And a little homage to the great leotard ballet set to Stravinksy….

Boston Ballet in George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, June 2013

Boston Ballet in George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements, June 2013

Symphony in Three Movements Belt- pictured on tour with the Boston Ballet

Symphony in Three Movements Belt- pictured on tour with the Boston Ballet

And just for funsies….

serenade: noun. a piece of music sung or played in the open air, typically by a man at night under the window of his lover.

Loving London~p.e.