GRETCHEN SMITH

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

christopher d'amboise
  • Tribute
George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Apollo (Calliope)
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
  • La Valse
Peter Martins
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Tenderness)
  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Pas de Trois, Neopolitan)
Angelin Preljocaj
  • La Stravaganza
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • Fancy Free
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
Liam Scarlett
  • Funérailles
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Polyphonia

Originated featured roles in

  • Adam Hendrickson: Flit of Fury - The Monarch
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, In Creases
  • Angelin Preljocaj: Spectral Evidence
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Pictures at an Exhibition

originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una Fantasia, Why am I not where you are
  • Justin Peck: Year of the Rabbit
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Estancia, Les Carillons

Gretchen Smith was born in Evansville, Indiana, and began her dance training at the age of seven with Evansville Dance Theatre. Ms. Smith began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2003 summer course and enrolled as a full-time student that fall. Ms. Smith became an apprentice with NYCB in October 2005, and in February 2006 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

Film Credits

Ms. Smith appeared in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.
 

Portrait © Paul Kolnik