New York City Ballet

When I was at an ABT summer intensive years ago, one of my teachers told our class that the most thrilling pirouettes aren't the tazmanian devilishly fast spins, but they are the slow, smooth turns that look like they're effortlessly in control. This made a huge impact on me because up until that moment, I had always been trying to speed up my pirouettes to make them look more impressive—and also because immediately after listening to this bit of wisdom I performed my first quadruple pirouette on pointe.

As you might have noticed, a new cover girl has taken over our website: New York City Ballet's Kathryn Morgan. Read her story from our February/March 2010 issue here.

Stephen Hanna with NYCB in Balanchine's "Stars and Stripes"

Photo by Paul Kolnik

Eduardo Patino

Robert Fairchild Dancing

Photograpy by Rachel Papo at Steps on Broadway in New York City

Photo by Rachel Papo at Steps on Broadway in New York City

Photo by Eduardo Patino

Published December 11, 2009
Roberto Bolle: An Athlete in TightsHigh-profile photographer Bruce Weber turns his camera on ballet stud Roberto Bolle in this new book of images. The collection showcases the Italian-born dancer’s stunning facility and captivating presence. Bolle, who has performed with The Royal Ballet, La Scala…more »
Published December 11, 2009
During its 2010 winter season, which begins January 5, the New York City Ballet will forgo its signature mixed-repertory programs for five evening-length and—with the exception of Balanchine’s Jewels—story-driven ballets. Especially notable is the return of Peter Martins’ Petipa-based Sleepi…more »
Published December 10, 2009
Now entering her 20th year with New York City Ballet, principal Wendy Whelan is comfortable in her own skin.more »