Boston public

It has just been announced that the former New York City Ballet principal, Margaret Tracey, will become the new associate director of the Boston Ballet Center for Dance Education (CDE). In joining the ranks of Boston Ballet, the lovely Tracey, who retired from dancing far too early—in February of 2002—is making a smart career move: by all accounts, the company, led by the Finnish director Mikko Nissinen, gets stronger every season. (His only fault is his support of the choreographer Jorma Elo, a fellow Finn...apparently, they've been friends for a long time but that's still no excuse.) Tracey's sister, Kathleen, also a former dancer, is currently a ballet master at NYCB. Who has the better deal? Makes you think.