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Alston Macgill was born in Savannah, Georgia. She began her dance training at The STUDIO Savannah in 2002, continuing her training at The Rock School in Philadelphia from 2010 to 2011.

Ms. Macgill attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2010 and 2011, and enrolled as a full-time student for the 2011 winter term.

In August 2015, she became an apprentice with NYCB. While still an apprentice, Ms. Macgill performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C during the Company’s June 2016 tour to Paris, which was broadcasted live in Europe. As an apprentice, she also performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Dolls), originated a featured role in Nicolas Blanc’s Mothership, and originated a corps de ballet role in Justin Peck’s The Most Incredible Thing. She joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2016.



  • Ballo della Regina
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Dolls, Marzipan)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Symphony in C


  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Vivacity)
  • Swan Lake (Princess, Neopolitan)


  • Polyphonia

Nicolas Blanc

  • Mothership

Lauren Lovette

  • For Clara

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing
  • Principia

Tiler Peck

  • Concerto for Two Pianos 

Gianna Reisen

  • Judah


As a student at SAB, Ms. Macgill danced a featured role in Swan Lake in the PBS Live from Lincoln Center broadcast of SAB’s Workshop Performance in 2014.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik