Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Training: Escuela de ballet del Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Other Companies: Ballet de Camara del Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), GDB Compania de Ballet (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Ballet Misha (Manchester, NH)
Famed country and western ballerina and formerly prima ballerina of the grand Ole Opry, Beaulemova recently defected from that company when they moved to their new Nashville home. The rift was caused by their refusal to stage the ballet with which her name has become synonymous, I Never Promised You a Rose Adagio.
Mypansarov soared into prominence as the first defector whose leave-taking was accomplished at the virtual insistence of the defectees (although in subsequent days Mypansarov was accused of abandoning his joyous comrades for “a mountain of beer and an ocean of dollars”). His meteoric rise to stardom caused him to be named Official Bicentennial Porteur by a committee of New York balletomanes who singled out his winning smile and losing feet.