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Laine Habony is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. Born in Dallas, Texas, she began her dance training at the age of eight at Ballet Conservatory in Lewisville, Texas, under Kelly Kilburn Lannin, Allan Kinzie, and Shawn Stevens.

She attended the 2010 summer course at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student that year. She received additional training at the American Ballet Theatre, Chautauqua School of Dance, and Pacific Northwest Ballet summer programs.

Ms. Habony became an apprentice with NYCB in November 2013 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2014.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik


  • Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Hot Chocolate, Flowers)
  • Scotch Symphony
  • La Valse


  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Princess)


  • Russian Seasons


  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Cellos)
  • Glass Pieces
  • NY Export: Opus Jazz

Lauren Lovette

  • Not Our Fate

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

  • Unframed

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing
  • The Times Are Racing

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody

Anatomy of a Dance

Laine Habony on Peter Martins’ SWAN LAKE

Laine Habony gives insight into the teamwork involved in the Corps de Ballet’s first entrance in Swan Lake — and the challenges of not looking like a “lazy swan,” keeping her place in line, and the importance of performing in the correct shoe for intense pointe work.