Faye Arthurs

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (Spinner, Prayer)
  • Divertimento from "Le Baiser de la Fée"
  • The Four Temperaments
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Frau Stahlbaum, Coffee, Hot Chocolate)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • La Sonnambula
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • La Valse
August Bournonville
  • La Sylphide (Effie)
Peter Martins
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Generosity, White Cat)
  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Princess)
  • Thou Swell
  • The Waltz Project
Jerome Robbins
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Oboe)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • West Side Story Suite (Maria)
Lynne Taylor-Corbett
  • Chiaroscuro
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia

originated featured roles in

  • Albert Evans: Haiku
  • Robert La Fosse: Land of Nod

originated corps roles in

  • Eliot Feld: Organon
  • Peter Martins: Burleske, Friandises, Mirage
  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una Fantasia, Two Hearts
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris, Carnival of the Animals, Evenfall, Mercurial Manoeuvres, Variations Sérieuses
Faye Arthurs was born in Arlington, Virginia. She began her ballet training at the age of 11 at the New Jersey Ballet School with Carolyn Clark. At the age of 13 she began studying with Jean Gedeon at the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet School. Ms. Arthurs entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of the New York City Ballet, in the fall of 1997. While a student at SAB, Ms. Arthurs originated a featured role in Christopher Wheeldon's Scènes de Ballet, which premiered during New York City Ballet's 1999 spring season. In June 1999, she became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in January 2000, she became a member of the corps de ballet.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik