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New York City Ballet



Currently, the company is comprised of approximately 90 dancers, making it the largest dance organization in America. It has an active repertoire of over 150 works, principally choreographed by Balanchine, Robbins and Peter Martins. The School of American Ballet, now the official school of New York City Ballet, is thriving in its spacious home in The Samuel B. & David Rose Building at Lincoln Center with an enrollment of over 350 aspiring dancers from nearly every state in the nation and around the world.

Following Balanchine's death in 1983, Robbins and Martins shared the title of ballet master-in-chief overseeing the operation of the New York City Ballet. Since 1990, Martins has had sole responsibility for the company's operations. In 2001, Christopher Wheeldon was named resident choreographer of the ballet. He is the first person to hold this title.

Among more than two score international engagements, the New York City Ballet has made numerous appearances in the capitals of Europe. The company has also appeared in Australia, Brazil, Japan, Sicily, South Korea and Taiwan and has made three historic trips to Russia, as well as visits to many of the major cities of the United States and Canada.

Principal dancers

  • Jared Angle
  • Charles Askegard
  • Yvonne Borree
  • Ashley Bouder
  • Joaquin De Luz
  • Albert Evans
  • Megan Fairchild
  • Stephen Hanna
  • Nikolaj Hübbe
  • Sterling Hyltin
  • Darci Kistler
  • Maria Kowroski
  • Sébastien Marcovici
  • Nilas Martins
  • Benjamin Millepied
  • Philip Neal
  • Jenifer Ringer
  • Jennie Somogyi
  • Jonathan Stafford
  • Sofiane Sylve2
  • Janie Taylor
  • Daniel Ulbricht
  • Andrew Veyette
  • Wendy Whelan
  • Damian Woetzel


  1. ↑ Raucher, Laura. "American Ballet Caravan was a precursor company to New York City Ballet… After the war, Balanchine and Kirstein founded the Ballet Society in 1946, which was renamed the New York City Ballet in 1948." (www.nycballet.com)
  2. ↑ Sofiane Sylve website www.sofsylve.com. Retrieved January 14, 2008.


  • Garafola, Lynn. Dance for a city. Columbia University Press, 1999. ISBN 0231115466
  • Gottlieb, Robert. George Balanchine: the Ballet Maker. HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN 0060750707.
  • Kirstein, Lincoln and Martha Swope. The New York City Ballet. Random House Inc., 1973. ISBN 0394466527
  • Reynolds, Nancy. Repertory in Review: 40 Years of the New York City Ballet. Dial Press, 1977. ISBN 0803773684

External links

All links retrieved November 20, 2018.