featured roles since joining nycb

george balanchine
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Coffee, Flowers, Dolls)
  • Prodigal Son (Sister)

Originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Why am I not where you are

Jenelle Manzi was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of four. In 1999, Ms. Manzi began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. While a student, Ms. Manzi originated a featured role in Christopher d'Amboise's Tribute, as part of the SAB 2005 Annual Workshop. In December 2005, Ms. Manzi became an apprentice with NYCB, and in February 2006, she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik