Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Apollo
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Second Movement)
  • Coppélia (Swanilda)
  • Danses Concertantes
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Duo Concertant
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Dolls)
  • Harlequinade (Lead Alouette)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement, Hermia, Butterfly)
  • Mozartiana
  • Orpheus (Eurydice)
  • Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Serenade
  • La Sonnambula
  • La Source
  • Stars and Stripes
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Swan Lake (Odette)
  • Symphony in C (Second and Third Movements)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tarantella
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Theme and Variations)
  • Union Jack (Scottish and Canadian Guards Regiments and Royal Navy)
  • La Valse
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Western Symphony (Adagio)
  • Who Cares?
Mauro Bigonzetti
  • Vespro
August Bournonville
  • La Sylphide (The Sylph [NYCB Premiere])
Peter Martins
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Calcium Light Night
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Morgen
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • Papillons
  • River of Light
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora, Eloquence, White Cat, Princess Florine)
  • Songs of the Auvergne
  • Stabat Mater
  • Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de Quatre, Pas de Trois)
  • Symphonic Dances
  • Thou Swell
Angelin Preljocaj
  • La Stravaganza
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
Jerome Robbins
  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • The Cage
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Dybbuk
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Flutes)
  • The Four Seasons (Spring, Winter)
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In G Major
  • In the Night
  • Interplay
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
Susan Stroman
  • "The Blue Necklace" from Double Feature
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Les Carillons
  • Polyphonia

Originated featured roles in

  • Robert Binet: The Blue of Distance
  • Kim Brandstrup: Jeux
  • Jean-Pierre Frohlich: Varied Trio (in four)
  • Douglas Lee: Lifecasting
  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt
  • Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Unframed
  • Wayne McGregor: Outlier
  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture, Romeo + Juliet (Juliet), The Red Violin
  • Benjamin Millepied: Neverwhere, Plainspoken
  • Alexey Miroshnichenko: The Lady with The Little Dog
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, The Most Incredible Thing (The Princess), Paz de la Jolla, Pulcinella Variations
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Odessa
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Rococo Variations

Sterling Hyltin was born in Amarillo, Texas. She began her dance training at the age of six at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, where she studied with Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson. Ms. Hyltin entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full-time in the fall of 2000. In October 2002, Ms. Hyltin became an apprentice with NYCB, and in June 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In March of 2006 she was promoted to soloist. Ms. Hyltin was promoted to principal dancer in May 2007.

Film Credits

Ms. Hyltin is featured in the Magnolia Pictures documentary Ballet 422, which follows the creation of Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla.


Ms. Hyltin was the Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2005-2006.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik