Media Update – for immediate release
The Royal New Zealand Ballet announces Swan Lake cast change
Due to injury, international Guest Artist and Principal Artist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Carla Körbes has withdrawn
from her scheduled performances during The Vodafone Season of Swan Lake. Replacing her will be Gillian Murphy, Principal Artist with American Ballet Theatre and Principal Guest Artist of the
International Guest Artist Karel Cruz, also a Principal Artist with Pacific Northwest Ballet, will dance the role of
Prince Siegfried opposite Miss Murphy’s Odette/Odile.
Additionally, Australian Amber Scott and New Zealander Ty King-Wall, Principal Artists of the Australian Ballet will
also perform the leading roles, alternating with casts from within the RNZB.
Swan Lake. Gillian Murphy as Odette. Photo; Ross Brown.