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Mimi Paul

“Eight months after I joined the company (New York City Ballet), I was cast in the second movement of Bizet (Symphony in C) and was taught the part by Diana Adams and Mr. Balanchine, with Francisco Moncion as my partner. Yet due to the busy schedule we had not yet done the finale. Mr. B asked me to meet him at 5:30 in a studio, which was demarcated by two folding chairs – the rest of the cast… Read more
“Eight months after I joined the company (New York City Ballet), I was cast in the second movement of Bizet (Symphony in C) and was taught the part by Diana Adams and Mr. Balanchine, with Francisco Moncion as my partner. Yet due to the busy schedule we had not yet done the finale. Mr. B asked me to meet him at 5:30 in a studio, which was demarcated by two folding chairs – the rest of the cast theoretically being on the other side of the chairs, and being admonished to stay in place without knocking over the chairs. We went over the part and amazingly enough, with Moncion’s help, the performance went fine.” Read less