Alessa Rogers Looks Back on Her Role as Juliette

Click here to read about Atlanta Ballet Company dancer Alessa Roger's amazing journey with Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette.

"There was a shift inside me that I had not anticipated at the beginning of the process. I am not the same person that I was when we started rehearsals in October 2013. Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo et Juliette is a ballet that is so special, so pure, so precious to me. It reminds me that the stager used those same words to describe Juliette’s relationship to Romeo. And it is true- I have loved this ballet like I’ve loved a person. In the year in between runs, I missed it the same way too. In a way I am reluctant for the opening night to come because when it does it means that it is almost over. I know I will mourn it when it is done." - Alessa Rogers

Alessa Rogers in Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette. Photo by Charlie McCullers.