Unfortunately, it looks like you are using an outdated browser.

To improve your experience on our site and ensure your security, please upgrade to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge.

Skip to main content

You have the promo code applied

Gretchen Smith was born in Evansville, Indiana, and began her dance training at the age of seven with Evansville Dance Theatre.

She began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2003 summer course and enrolled as a full-time student that fall.

Ms. Smith became an apprentice with NYCB in October 2005, and in February 2006 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

FILM CREDITS

Ms. Smith appeared in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.

Photo © Paul Kolnik

CHRISTOPHER D'AMBOISE

  • Tribute

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Agon
  • Apollo (Calliope)
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (Prayer)
  • Prodigal Son
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
  • La Valse

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • La Sylphide (Madge)

PETER MARTINS

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Tenderness, Carabosse)
  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Pas de Trois, Neopolitan)

ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ

  • La Stravaganza

JEROME ROBBINS

  • The Concert
  • Fancy Free
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz

LIAM SCARLETT

  • Funérailles

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • Polyphonia

Adam Hendrickson

  • Flit of Fury - The Monarch

Justin Peck

  • Everywhere We Go
  • In Creases
  • The Times Are Racing

Angelin Preljocaj

  • Spectral Evidence

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Pam Tanowitz

  • Bartók Ballet

Peter Walker

  • ten in seven

Melissa Barak

  • Call Me Ben

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom

Benjamin Millepied

  • Quasi Una Fantasia
  • Why am I not where you are

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing
  • Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement

Christopher Wheeldon

  • Estancia
  • Les Carillons

Anatomy of a Dance

Gretchen Smith on DGV: DANSE À GRANDE VITESSE

Gretchen Smith talks about the difficulties of rehearsing large ballets on stage and the important role of the corps de ballet in Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.

Anatomy of a Dance

Gretchen Smith on The Times Are Racing

When revisiting the pas de quatre in Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing, Corps de Ballet Member Gretchen Smith describes how dancing in sneakers instead of pointe shoes changes the way she approaches a role.