This past Saturday night Wendy Whelan retired from NYC Ballet after 30 years. Even as a newbie to ballet I knew how special it was to watch her on stage and I was so lucky to get to be there Saturday night. I lost count of curtain calls. As she took her final bows she was presented with so many bouquets she had to lay them down, the stage was filled with admirers and the audience could not stop clapping….no one wanted to let her go. I was also lucky enough to be asked to do flowers for her the week before leading up to her final performance. When I realized the order places for specific colors that would coordinate with colors of her costumes, the adoring geek in me had to put together these little collages because I was having so much fun filling the order. Finally I was excited to see the last image by Erin Biano showing Wendy with one of the bouquets I sent.
Photos of ballets from around the web . Ballets represented Polyphonia, Nightingale and the Rose, Morphoses, After the Rain.