In our Macbeth “Meet the Players” series, we’re interviewing the cast of our upcoming production. Get to know all the players you’ll see on stage in our ballet adaptation of ‘The Scottish Play’ March 29, 30 and 31 at the Athenaeum Theatre.
Today’s player: Miriam-Rose LeDuc
CRB: How long have you been with the company, and what role do you play in Macbeth?
Miriam: “This is my 3rd year. I’m playing Lady Macbeth.”
CRB: What are your thoughts about this particular production?
Miriam: “Macbeth offers a unique fusion of modern dance and ballet to tell Shakespeare’s thrilling story. The movement itself is distinctive and exciting, and the ballet offers all the theatrical drama an audience could desire. The visual projections and incredible music add to the intensity of this production. Not to be missed!”
CRB: Do you have any hobbies?
Miriam: “In addition to dancing, I play and teach the violin. One of my favorite CRB memories was performing a rendition of Franz Schubert’s Serenade D. 957, No. 4 for our 2017 gala. I opened by accompanying another dancer live on my violin, and then finished the piece by dancing to a version I had recorded. It was exciting to have the opportunity to use two different mediums that I love in the same work.”
CRB: What are some of your favorite CRB memories?
Miriam: “I feel that, in a way, my story at CRB has come full circle. The first time I heard about the company was when I saw an audition posting for the original production of Macbeth in the spring of 2016. I didn’t audition then, but as I continued taking and teaching classes throughout the city that year, I became friends with Jordan Mercer, who had danced Lady Macbeth in CRB’s original cast. She encouraged me to audition for CRB in the fall, which I did, and joined the company in early 2017. Jordan has since retired from the stage, but her friendship and support have greatly influenced my journey, and it means a lot to me to have the opportunity to dance a role that was created for her.”
CRB: What else would you like to share with readers?
Miriam: “The process for this ballet has been a lot of fun! The characters are complex, and fascinating to analyze. I am enjoying the challenge of interpreting and portraying Lady Macbeth through the movement.”