Irina Dvorovenko Set to Retire from American Ballet Theater

Irina Dvorovenko, Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theater, is set to retire from the Ballet Theater as of May 18, 2013. Her last appearance will be as Tatiana in "Onegin" at the Metropolitan Opera House. Dvorovenko has appeared in over 16 seasons with the Ballet Theater. She leaves no explanation on retirement, but plans to continue dancing as a guest artist with other companies.

Cory Stearns will dance the role of Eugene Onegin. Ms. Dvororenko, who was born in Kiev, joined Ballet Theater in 1996, became a soloist in 1997 and was named a principal in 2000.

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