Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Apollo
  • Agon
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Duo Concertant
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate, Candy Cane, Mother Ginger)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander)
  • Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • La Sonnambula
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3
  • Union Jack
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?
Jorma Elo
  • Slice to Sharp
Eliot Feld
  • Intermezzo No. 1 (NYCB Premiere)
William Forsythe
  • Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux
Peter Martins
  • Calcium Light Night
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Les Gentilhommes
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Mirage
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • Not My Girl
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, Puss in Boots, Wolf)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Benno)
  • Thou Swell
Angelin Preljocaj
  • La Stravaganza
Jerome Robbins
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • Interplay
  • In the Night
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • West Side Story Suite (Tony, Riff)
  • Acheron
Susan Stroman
  • "Blue Necklace" from Double Feature
  • "Blossom Got Kissed" from Duke!
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • A Place for Us

Originated featured roles in

  • Christopher d'Amboise: Tribute (NYCB Premiere)
  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • Jiři Bubeniček: Toccata
  • Adam Hendrickson: Flit of Fury — The Monarch
  • Douglas Lee: Lifecasting
  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture, Romeo + Juliet (Romeo), Ocean's Kingdom (Prince Stone)
  • Wayne McGregor: Outlier
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, In Creases, The Times Are Racing, Year of the Rabbit
  • Angelin Preljocaj: Spectral Evidence
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement; Russian Seasons
  • Liam Scarlett: Funérailles
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody, Les Carillons

Robert Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began his dance training at Dance Concepts at the age of four with Rebecca Bateman and Kaelynne Oliphant. His formal ballet training began at the age of ten at the Ballet West Conservatory with Sharee Lane. Other various teachers include: Laura King, Trey Barber, Brooke Healy, and Jaqueline and Heather College of Utah Regional Ballet.

Mr. Fairchild attended the 2002 and 2003 summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full time student in the fall of 2003. In June 2005, Mr. Fairchild became an apprentice with NYCB, and the following June, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to soloist in May 2007, and in October 2009 was promoted to principal dancer.

Other Performances

Mr. Fairchild's television appearances include the role of Romeo in the Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet (2009), the Carnival Boy in the televised New York Philharmonic production of Carousel (2013), and a guest appearance on Dancing with the Stars. In 2015, he made his Broadway debut starring in Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award-winning production of An American in Paris as Jerry Mulligan. For that role, he received the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and a 2015 Theatre World Award, and he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Film Credits

Mr. Fairchild 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.

Other Honors

Mr. Fairchild was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2005.

Portrait © Daniel D'Ottavio