Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Coffee, Flowers)
Swan Lake (Hungarian, Princess)
Originated featured roles in
Peter Martins: Mes Oiseaux
Justin Peck: New Blood
Troy Schumacher: Clearing Dawn
Originated corps roles in
JR: Les Bosquets
Justin Peck: Paz de la Jolla
Claire Kretzschmar is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. She was born in Glendale, Arizona and began her dance training at the Academy of Dance Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She later studied at the Wake Forest Community Ballet and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Kretzschmar began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summers of 2006 through 2009, and enrolled as a full time student in 2009. In November 2010 she became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2011.
Ms. Kretzschmar is a recipient of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Award.
Portrait © Paul Kolnik