Unity Phelan

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Chaconne
  • Episodes
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
  • Who Cares?
Robert Binet
  • The Blue of Distance
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Courage, Emerald)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Pas de Trois, Princess)
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Odessa
Jerome Robbins
  • Glass Pieces
  • Moves
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Polyphonia

Originated a featured role in

  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt
  • Lauren Lovette: For Clara
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody

Originated corps roles in

  • 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 © Paul Kolnik