American Ballet Theater has announced a replacement for the injured principal dancer Herman Cornejo. The Boilshoi’s Ivan Vasiliev will appear with Ballet Theater as a guest artist for three performances during the company’s spring season.
Vasiliev will replace Cornejo, who withdrew from scheduled performances in “The Bright Stream” for the June 11 matinee and the evening of June 14. He will also replace Cornejo as Franz in “Coppélia” on June 16.
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