Rehearsal-wise, we often have a studio and a pianist booked on the schedule for an hour or so which two or three of us will share, 20 – 30 minutes back to back, and rehearse what we need to individually. That’s for our solos and so on.
Igor [Petrov] also comes to our rehearsals with our partners when he isn’t busy rehearsing various corps de ballet pieces which he’s in charge of. For these rehearsals, the principal female and principal male will both have their coaches in the studio. A lot of bartering goes on between the coaches in early rehearsals to decide whose version of which part of the duet we will do!