Russia’s Upstart Ballet Company Finally Schedules U.S. Debut

The Mikhailovsky Ballet, the well-funded St. Petersburg company that famously lured Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev away from the Bolshoi, was going to appear in New York in 2012 – until ABT, which also engaged the couple, invoked a non-compete clause. But they’re coming stateside at last.