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Published: January 1, 2011
Category: profile

The New Détente: Valentina Kozlova

In a studio with garnet red walls that evoke a belle époque parlor, Valentina Kozlova coaches 16-year-old Veronica Verterich in the Grand Pas Classique. Kozlova danced Classique when it received its premiere with the Bolshoi Ballet. Now she is preparing her student, who will perform the solo in Moscow in two weeks’ time. Historic []

Published: September 1, 2007
Category: profile

Margaret Tracey: School Administrator

By Rachel Straus

Margaret Tracey’s rise from New York City Ballet corps dancer to principal came in five swift years. In the ensuing 11, the Colorado-born redhead performed some 30 Balanchine ballets, earning a reputation as a technical artist of inspired effortlessness. In 2002, at age 34, she retired from the stage to devote []