Dancer Reviews

“...a vibrant outstanding debut by Ann Marie DeAngelo as Katherine in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’....The Joffrey Ballet’s production of this comic ballet by John Cranko is new this season, and these debuts by Miss DeAngelo and Jerel Hilding, as Petruchio, came last but not least among the various pairs of leading casts. Certainly, Miss DeAngelo’s spitfire of a Kate was worth waiting for. She is, of course, a fabulous technician, and the volume of her pugnacious little shrew was tuned up and modulated through the actual strength of her brilliant dancing. From the moment she entered with a smirk, a lively performance was obviously the order of the day...”

Joffrey Ballet Reviews

“The phenomenal Ann Marie DeAngelo as the dazzling sun is sensational. She is wiry and perfectly proportioned....Her leaps are glides and she whirls through pirouettes that an older dancer knows are impossible...”

Ann Barzel, Chicago

“Miss DeAngelo, a small dancer with a high extension, strong technique, fabulous leaps and a manner reminiscent of Maya Plisetskaya, was the sensation of the evening.”

Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times

“Most amusing of all is the re-clad couple - Ann Marie DeAngelo and Paul Sutherland - spoofing the Russian exhibitionism of the Classic ‘Don Quixote’ pas de deux with some spectacular additions of their own...”

Frances Herridge, New York

“Not since the early virtuoso days of the then-new Joffrey Ballet has the exuberant finale of ‘Viva Vivaldi’ been danced with such pure, unadulterated bravura. Heading the sassy show-offs...Ann Marie DeAngelo - absolutely gorgeous in her spins, fouettes and...jumps...”

Byron Belt, Staten Island

“...Ann Marie DeAngelo, a most spectacular dancer who never fails to dazzle...opened the ballet in a highly virtuosic solo that exploited her phenomenal technique...”

Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times

“The contrast came from Ann Marie DeAngelo, an incredible technician...She has an extension that won’t stop...”

Glenn Giffin, Denver