After The Ballet: Finding New Work And A New Identity

The layoffs of 11 corps members of New York City Ballet “have produced a complicated set of responses among these dancers, who, since childhood, have endured grueling hours of cloistered study to achieve a remarkable level of artistry, a position at the pinnacle of the ballet world and then, suddenly, unemployment: anger mixed with grief but also a sense of new possibility and youthful optimism.”

Source: New York Times 07/26/09