Pennsylvania Ballet losing principal dancer Amy Aldridge in May

Alexander Iziliaev

Pennsylvania Ballet principal dancer Amy Aldridge will be retiring on May 13 after 23 years gracing the stage.

“Amy is an exquisite dancer and exemplifies professionalism and what it means to be a principal dancer and a star,” says artistic director Angel Corella. “I’ve admired her dancing for years, but after having the privilege to work with her I can now say I admire her as a person. She will always be a big part of the history of the Company.”

Her final performance will be George Balanchine’s pas de deux from “Rubies,” which is set to a jazz-influenced score by Igor Stravinsky.

“I’ve spent 23 years of my life dedicated to this beautiful art form and it has given me so much in return,” says Aldridge. “It feels right to retire this year with “Rubies”; I’ve always loved dancing Balanchine and “Rubies” has had a lasting impact on me since I first learned it.”

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