Luciana Paris as Juliet. © Lucas Chilczuk Photography.
The highlight of the evening was the balcony pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet,” performed by American Ballet Theatre’s Cory Stearns and Luciana Paris. To their credit, the two New Yorkers didn’t just call it in, but embraced their roles with enthusiasm and credible passion. Paris’s sweet and innocent personna was just right for the familiar love scene as was Stearn’s boyish charm.