Pointe Exclusive: Watch an Excerpt from Wendy Whelan’s Doc Restless Creature

Wendy WHelan in a scene from "Restless Creature"

As dancers, we know we have a short window of time to achieve as much as we can before our bodies start working against us—and then what? For former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan, the thought of transitioning out of ballet after a 30-year career was particularly hard to grasp. Remarkably honest andMore »

Don’t Miss the Trailer for Wendy Whelan’s New Documentary

Iconic ballerina Wendy Whelan enjoyed a groundbreaking career, both in length and breadth. She danced with New York City Ballet for 30 years and has had more roles made for her than nearly any other ballerina. Despite her accomplishments, the last few years of her career at NYCB were riddled with worsening injuries and aMore »

Catching Up with Wendy Whelan

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks

When ballet icon Wendy Whelan met contemporary choreographer Brian Brooks at Fire Island five years ago, she had no idea it would lead to a larger collaboration. Now, the two are performing a program of solos and duets called Some of a Thousand Words. This month, they’ll return to the Festival—a benefit for Dancers Responding toMore »

Daniel Ulbricht and Friends Rally to Fight Cancer

  Six years ago, New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht and Erin Fogarty, director of programming at Manhattan Youth Ballet, teamed up to create Dance Against Cancer. The annual benefit for the American Cancer Society brings together ballet, modern and Broadway dancers, with every performer donating their own time. Pointe spoke with Ulbricht before this year’s event, Apr. 25 atMore »

Ballet Heats Up NYC This Month

November in NYC is rich with stars and shows that can’t be missed. From November 3–8, Wendy Whelan and Jock Soto reunite onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for Hagoromo, a production that uses elements of Japanese Noh theater to tell the story of an angel who falls to earth. Though Whelan will alwaysMore »