I wish Anastasia Kolegova was a principal. She deserves it.
I wholeheartedly agree - her and Novikova are the two top candidates at the moment, IMO.
I hate how Fateyev turns me against people I actually really love. Like, when I found out Nadia Batoeva (whom I ADORE) was doing the eponymous character in Cinderella this summer during the ROH series/tour, I was pretty annoyed. It seems to me that Kolegova would never have gotten that opportunity abroad like that, and I don’t understand why. I bet you that Batoeva will be promoted first, and I hate myself for hoping she isn’t, because she’s gorgeous and I love her and she has a lot of qualities nobody else has at Mariinsky right now, but it just isn’t fair for Kolegova and Novikova is she gets the raise first :/ so many conflicting feelings ughhhhh so many first soloists who are workiNG LIKE PRINCIPALS BUT NOT BEING RECOGNISEDDDDD