New York City Ballet announced today that Guillaume Côté, a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, will make his debut as a NYCB guest artist on Friday, February 14, performing the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake with NYCB Principal Dancer Sara Mearns, who will dance the roles of Odette/Odile in the Company’s full-length production. Côté will replace NYCB Principal Dancer Tyler Angle, who had been rehearsing with Mearns, but is now unable to perform due to injury. Mearns and Côté will also perform Swan Lake on Sunday, February 16 at 2pm.
New York City Ballet will perform its full-length production of Swan Lake for 12 performances from Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 23. Set to Tschaikovsky’s score, and featuring choreography after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and George Balanchine, the production was staged by former NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins in 1996 for the Royal Danish Ballet and first performed by NYCB in 1999.