Above is a link to the newspaper in Charlotte where Mathias' classmate Seia Rassenti is featured as one of three couples in Nine Sinatra Songs. There are three short videos and a voting for "favorite couple". Right now, Seia and her partner Joseph Watson are winning! This is almost amazing as the other two female dancers have been with the company for years and generally get cast in leading roles. Seia, like Mathias, is just nineteen years old. Anyway, the pieces are from Nine Sinatra Songs....which Birmingham Royal Ballet is also dancing...even in London while I'm there. Of course, BRB is a much, much larger company with over 65 dancers versus North Carolina Dance Theater which under 20....so, Mathias has a harder time getting better parts...but, he's cast in one of the pieces and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to see it. I'll write more about Mathias' other part in Edward II later.