Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Episodes
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan)
  • Ivesiana
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement, Helena, Butterfly)
  • Orpheus
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsündlertänze"
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Serenade
  • La Sonnambula
  • Square Dance
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (First Movement, Third Movements)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tarantella
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Scherzo)
  • Union Jack
  • La Valse
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?
Lew Christensen
  • Four Norwegian Moods
Sean Lavery
  • Romeo and Juliet
Miriam Mahdaviani
  • Correlazione
Peter Martins
  • Ash
  • Eros Piano
  • Ecstatic Orange (Purple)
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Reliquary
  • Sinfonia
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Lilac Fairy, Eloquence, Emerald)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Neapolitan, Russian)
  • Symphonic Dances
  • Thou Swell
Benjamin Millepied
  • Why am I not where you are
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • Brandenburg
  • The Cage
  • Dybbuk
  • Fanfare (Clarinet)
  • The Four Seasons (Winter)
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
Susan Stroman
  • "The Blue Necklace" from Double Feature (Mabel)
Richard Tanner
  • Ancient Airs and Dances
Lynne Taylor-Corbett
  • Chiaroscuro
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Polyphonia

Originated featured roles in

  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture, Burleske, Guide to Strange Places, Harmonielehre, The Infernal Machine, Morgen, Naive and Sentimental Music, Them Twos, Viva Verdi
  • Benjamin Millepied: Plainspoken, Quasi Una Fantasia
  • Justin Peck: Year of the Rabbit
  • Richard Tanner: Soirée

Janie Taylor was born in Houston, Texas, where she began her ballet training at age four. At age 12, she moved to New Orleans and trained at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance. She entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of the New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 1995. In June 1998, Ms. Taylor received the Mae L. Wien Award at the SAB Annual Workshop and was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet. A month later, Ms. Taylor became a member of NYCB's corps de ballet. She was promoted to the rank of soloist in February 2001, and in January 2005, Ms. Taylor was promoted to principal dancer. Ms. Taylor's last performance with NYCB was on March 1, 2014.


Ms. Taylor was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 1998.

Other Performances

In 2002, Ms. Taylor appeared in the nationally televised Live from Lincoln Center broadcast "New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography" on PBS, dancing in Ancient Airs and Dances and Jeu de Cartes.

Film Credits

Ms. Taylor's film work includes Columbia Pictures' feature film Center Stage.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik