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A Day in the Life of NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild

“It is chaotic, but I love my life,” says New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild. She and her husband are raising three children (including a set of twins) while they both work full-time. “When I was pregnant, I was nervous about how my life would change, but now everyone is here who’s supposed […]

Inside India Bradley’s Dance Bag

New York City Ballet corps member India Bradley’s description of her dance bag—a medium-sized Bottega Veneta tote—sounds like she’s talking about a trusted friend. “She’s vegan,” Bradley says of the bag, adding that it fits three pairs of pointe shoes, with room for more items. Bradley carries a digital camera that serves as both bridge […]

Ballet West’s Professional Training Division Preps Students for Company Life

For dancers ready to level up their ballet training, Salt Lake City–based Ballet West offers a year-round Professional Training Division for dancers 14 to 20 years old. “Students at the Ballet West Academy are immersed in a professional environment, and experience firsthand the rigors of a professional career,” says Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute. The Professional Training Division acts as a […]

NYCB Ballerinas Share Their Unique Journeys in Two New Books

2021 is quickly becoming the year of ballet-book releases, and New York City Ballet fans have double the reason to be excited. Two of the company’s leading women have chronicled their respective journeys in publications hitting shelves this year. Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin is launching her memoir, Swan Dive: The Making of a Rogue Ballerina (Henry […]

The Music, Books and TV Shows Getting Sara Mearns Through Quarantine

Sara Mearns is usually everywhere. If she’s not dancing with her home company, New York City Ballet, she’s working on musical theater projects with her husband Joshua Bergasse, commissioning work from downtown choreographers, embodying modern masters like Cunningham and Duncan, collaborating with hip-hop artists or guesting at the opera. And when she’s not dancing, she’s […]

NYCB Launches Digital Spring Season Featuring Daily Online Programming

The opening night of a New York City Ballet season is always exciting: Audience members mill about Lincoln Center’s plaza, buzzing with energy, anticipating seeing their favorite ballets and dancers back onstage. The company’s spring season, scheduled to run April 21-May 29 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. But today, NYCB announced an exciting […]