Prix de Lausanne winner Kyle Davis
Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:04 PM
The main reason he decided not to apprentice with Royal is that he can't afford to live in London. After carefully evaluating what he will receive from his Prix winnings and the small amount he would be paid per performance by Royal, Kyle decided that even with financial assistance from us, he would not be able to afford to take the apprenticeship.
Kyle had attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet summer program last summer and really enjoyed it and thinks very highly of artistic director Peter Boal.
Now if I could just find a suitable apartment for him in Seattle, I could finally breathe.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 09:13 PM
"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"- (Currently poking Poseidon in the netherworld with his trident)
"Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe." Mila Kunis
Posted 28 July 2008 - 02:21 PM
We are so proud of Kyle here at NCSA!! London's loss is Seattle's gain!
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:31 AM
I just wish he didn't have to start so soon at PNB. They want him to start August 4 but he doesn't get back from performing in NC until August 2. I really wanted a bit more time with him before he heads off to adulthood. He was given a slightly later start date since he is driving out to Seattle. Sigh... sometimes it seems like just yesterday he was a toddler yanking all the books out of my bookshelves and dragging all the pots and pans out of the cupboards.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 12:14 PM
Thank you for sharing the news with us! We love hearing about dancers' adventures, hope you'll keep us updated from time to time.
It does sound like a very fortunate arrangement indeed for both Kyle and PNB!
All the best,
Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:25 AM
Time does fly quickly, doesn't it? I hope the cross country trip is uneventful and he arrives safely and has a little time to rest before starting with the company. He'll be excited and working on pure adrenalin, but mom will be exhausted!