08/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Natalia Osipova Emerges As American Ballet Theater's New Star

If ever we needed proof that the gods giveth even as they taketh away, it was to be found at ABT this season, when on successive evenings the company presented in the role of Giselle first Nina Ananiashvili, the greatly admired ballerina on the verge of retirement, then the very young and much heralded Bolshoi ballerina Natalia Osipova.


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