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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

After a year-long search and interviews with many qualified candidates, I’m thrilled to announce that Monique Meunier will join TWB as Ballet Master on August 23, 2010.

I have been a fan of Monique’s throughout her career at American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and New York City Ballet (NYCB). I especially remember her performances in Giselle at ABT and The Four Temperaments and Peter Martins’ staging of Swan Lake at NYCB. I look forward to having her on board and collaborating with her throughout the coming season. Please read on for more information on Monique Meunier.

Monique Meunier was born in Hollywood, CA. Her father is Cuban and mother is Ecuadorian. At the age of 15, she received a full scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet. Ms. Meunier was asked to join the New York City Ballet one year later. In 1997, she was promoted to soloist and reached the rank of principal dancer in 1998. There she performed numerous roles by Balanchine, Robbins, and Forsythe as well as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. In 2002, Ms. Meunier joined American Ballet Theater where she added the classics, Tudor, and Kylian to her repertoire. In 2007, she joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden. Ms. Meunier has staged Balanchine ballets for the Balanchine Trust and served as rehearsal director for Karole Armitage in 2009. She has also ventured into choreography and has premiered four works in 2009/2010 for Lake Placid and The Columbia Collaborative.

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