Former ace ballerina star and director of Washington Ballet Julie Kent had tested positive with corona off late and on her latest health, she shared with her followers on Instagram on Saturday which seems to be her 51st birthday.
“A couple of weeks ago, I tested positive for COVID-19,” wrote Kent, who retired from American Ballet Theatre in 2015 after a 29-year career. She joined the Washington Ballet the following year. “Thankfully, I am recovering well.”
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A couple weeks ago, I tested positive to COVID-19. Thankfully, I am recovering well…. But the past weeks and months have brought extraordinary stress and worry … …for the health of my children, husband and mother …for the jeopardized careers of dancers for whom I am responsible …for dancers of color that feel unchampioned or marginalized …for the fragile existence of ballet companies across our country …for our future. I have joined hundreds of thousands of people around the world that took every precaution, and still contracted this virus. No matter how careful we all are, this can happen to anyone. There is no stigma. Today, on my 51st birthday, I am filled with gratitude… For my family… my health…. my experiences & those who made them possible… and for my friends who I love, and who offer love in return. God bless us all.🙏🏻
But she did not respond to calls and messages when reached out.
Though she had given complete details on her virus affected stage, there was a minimum of 3 staff at the organization. Adding to this there was also news on Co-chairman Ashley Bronczek’s corona diagnosis.
Further, there was also a ballet dancer “who had a non-dancing role in the gala,” as per the American Guild of Musical Artists, the dancers’ union.
“We are pleased that he has made a full recovery,” AGMA stated.
The event titled “The Washington Ballet Takes Center Stage” was conducted online but was brought together with a massive group of the in-person association at the ballet headquarters in Wisconsin Avenue NW.
Few of the dance numbers were shot outdoor on prior and the remaining was filmed live from the respective ballet studios where contestants, fund organizers, and Kent came together for performances and comments.
Ballet authorities also stated that they ensured to abide by the procedures given by the Centers for Disease Control prior to conducting the event.