Apr 29 & 30 and May 1, 2, 3 mat & eve, 4

21st Century Choreographers

ballet in a new century

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Witness creation in action

Ballet 422 at the Tribeca Film Festival

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. With unprecedented access to an elite world, Ballet 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet.

The film is one of twelve documentaries selected for the Tribeca Film Festival World Documentary competition, April 16 — 27.

All festival screenings are sold out, but day-of rush tickets are available. Visit the Tribeca Film Festival site for more informtation.

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streamlined & modern

Gretchen Smith on DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse

Corps de Ballet Member Gretchen Smith talks about the difficulties of rehearsing large ballets on stage and the important role of the corps in Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.

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Fond Farewells

Wendy Whelan to Bid Farewell to NYCB This Fall

After 30 years with New York City Ballet, Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan has announced that she will be leaving the Company during fall 2014, and her farewell performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 at 8 PM. Details on tickets for this performance will be available later this year.

Photo by Henry Leutwyler © 2012

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Screen Test: Partnering

Screen Test: On Partnering

A handful of NYCB Principal Dancers get honest about what they want in a partner and share their best and worst partnering experiences.

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From the Gift Shop

Own a Little Piece of Art Series

The floor mural of 81 Company dancers that started a social media sensation is now available as a special edition poster print.

Created by JR especially for New York City Ballet, it's available exclusively at gift kiosks in the theater and from our online gift shop.

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Support the ballet you love

What Does a Ballet Master Do?

Ballet Masters are teachers that pass on the legacy of NYCB's founders and new choreographers, taking great care to protect the integrity of every ballet so that it remains exactly as the choreographer intended. They are also mentors that help develop the person and dancer behind the steps.

Support the work that the incredible ballet masters of New York City Ballet do by making a tax-deductible donation today.

Ballet Master Glenn Keenan at work. Photo by Ezra Hurwitz

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the perfect introduction to nycb

Family Saturdays

Go behind the scenes with three families who attended NYC Ballet's Family Saturdays.

What is choreography and what does a choreographer do? NYCB artists will answer these questions and more as they guide you through excerpts from NYCB's vast repertory in An Exploration of Choreography on May 10, hosted by Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht.

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Children's Workshops


Appropriate for ages 5-8. NYCB artists lead this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes of a ballet featured in that afternoon's performance. Upcoming events: May 18 and June 7.


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In Motion Workshops


Appropriate for ages 9-12. In this 45-minute pre-performance workshop, an NYCB dancer will lead participants in a ballet warm-up and movement combination with choreography inspired by the featured ballet. No prior dance training needed. Upcoming events: June 7.

Workshop photos © Rosalie O'Connor


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