Unity Phelan

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (War & Discord)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • Haieff Divertimento
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • The Four Temperaments
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Orpheus (Bacchantes)
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3(Scherzo)
  • Union Jack
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?
Robert Binet
  • The Blue of Distance
William Forsythe
  • Herman Schmerman
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond, Courage, Emerald)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Russian, Princess)
Justin Peck
  • Belles-Lettres
  • The Decalogue
  • Everywhere We Go
  • Pulcinella Variations
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Odessa
  • Russian Seasons
Jerome Robbins
  • Antique Epigraphs
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • Glass Pieces
  • In G Major
  • Les Noces
  • Moves
Christopher Wheeldon
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia

Originated a featured role in

  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt
  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara, The Shaded Line
  • Matthew Neenan: The Exchange
  • Justin Peck: Easy, Rotunda
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Voices
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody

Originated corps roles in

  • Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing

Unity Phelan was born in Princeton, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of five at the Princeton Ballet School, where her teachers included Douglas Martin, Maria Youskevitch, and Mary Barton. During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Ms. Phelan attended the summer sessions at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student in fall of 2009. She became an apprentice with NYCB in December 2012 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2013. In February 2017, Ms. Phelan was promoted to soloist.

Portrait © Erin Baiano