MEET VERONIKA PART
Opening night of American Ballet Theatre's Sleeping Beauty was THE EVENT of the spring season and Veronika Part, in her Gaynor Mindens, triumphed as Aurora.
"If a ballerina must show us something that we've never seen before - and I think she must-then Part is the most important ballerina dancing today." So writes Laura Jacobs, dance critic for The New Criterion in her feature article on Veronika, "Assoluta." Assoluta is short for Prima Ballerina Assoluta, the honorifc, bestowed only two or three times in a century, on the greatest ballerina of the day. Veronika, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, and former star of the Kirov, has been taking audiences as well as critics by storm since her arrival at ABT in 2002.