Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida
Training: Harrison Arts Center, Virginia School of the Arts
Despite possessing a walk-in wardrobe so large that it has its own post code, Yakatarina remains a true ballerina of the people. Indeed, she is so loved in her native Russia that in 1993 the grateful citizens of Minsk awarded her the key to the city. That might well have remained the “golden moment” of this great ballerina’s career had they not subsequently changed the locks.
Having invented the concept of the “bad hair year” or “annus hairibilis”, French born Roland now devotes his pare time to selling his new line of Michael Flatley Wigs on the QVC shopping channel.