Happened to stumble across the news that there is a chance that Joy Womack will be promoted to Soloist in the next month or so. Mind you, the Bolshoi has a bewildering number of Soloist levels; I’m guessing she will be at the lowest level, which is probably equivalent to Coryphee in the companies that have that level. But it’s still pretty startling news, since she’s only been with the Bolshoi a few months. She must be doing very well.
It’s exciting to think that she may be one of the great ones instead of merely very good. Time will tell. Of course I wish her the best. I’d love to see a video of her on the Bolshoi stage as a professional; there are none now…but I’m sure many are forthcoming.