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Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
George Balanchine

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The first ballet Balanchine made in America. The first ballet danced by countless apprentices on the NYCB stage. The first ballet the Company performed after its 19-month pandemic-driven hiatus. Much like its choreography, the significance of Serenade within the ballet canon begs no explanation. Here, several generations of New York City Ballet artists express its significance to their personal artistry.

Inside the Repertory

Ashley Bouder on Serenade

Ashley Bouder talks about why dancing Serenade is amazing for both the corps and the principals, and why Balanchine's first ballet in America is still relevant today.

Inside The Repertory

Sara Mearns on Serenade

Sara Mearns reflects on how the music of Serenade allows her and her partner to luxuriate in the moment and create new memories onstage.

Performance Excerpt

Tiler Peck in Serenade

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