Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Flowers, Frau Stahlbaum)
  • La Valse
  • Prodigal Son
August Bournonville
  • La Sylphide (Madge, James' Mother [NYCB Premiere])
Peter Martins
  • The Magic Flute (Wife)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse)
  • Swan Lake (Queen, Spanish)
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Russian Seasons
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)

originated corps roles in

Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
JR: Les Bosquets
Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins
Christopher Wheeldon: Les Carillons

Marika Anderson was born in Portland, Oregon, and began her dance training at the age of four at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, where she studied with Haydée Gutiérrez, James Canfield, and Elena Carter. She was an apprentice with Oregon Ballet Theatre during the 2001-2002 season. Ms. Anderson entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of NYCB, in the fall of 2002. In November 2004 she became an apprentice with NYCB, and in June 2005 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.


Portrait © Paul Kolnik