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Taylor Stanley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began his dance training at the age of three at The Rock School in Pennsylvania.

He attended summer programs at Miami City Ballet in 2006 and 2007 and at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, during the summer of 2008 before enrolling full-time at SAB in the fall of that same year.

In September 2009, Mr. Stanley became an apprentice with NYCB, and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in September 2010.

He was promoted to soloist in February 2013 and to principal dancer in May 2016.

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Apollo
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (First Movement)
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck, Bottom)
  • Square Dance
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto 
  • Symphony in C (Third Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Valse Mélancolique)
  • Western Symphony (Allegro)

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • Bournonville Divertissements (Ballabile from Napoli)

JORMA ELO

  • Slice to Sharp

JEAN-PIERRE FROHLICH

  • Varied Trio (in four)

PETER MARTINS

  • Ash
  • Bal de Couture
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • A Fool for You
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Romeo + Juliet (Romeo)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots)
  • Todo Buenos Aires
  • Swan Lake (Benno, Russian, Spanish)

JUSTIN PECK

  • Everywhere We Go
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • The Times Are Racing
  • Year of the Rabbit

ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ

  • Spectral Evidence

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Russian Seasons

JEROME ROBBINS

  • The Goldberg Variations
  • The Four Seasons
  • Interplay
  • Moves
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Les Carillons
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale (NYCB Premiere)

Kyle Abraham

  • The Runaway

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

Lauren Lovette

  • Not Our Fate
  • The Shaded Line

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Peter Martins

  • Mes Oiseaux

Justin Peck

  • Belles-Lettres
  • Capricious Maneuvers
  • Everywhere We Go
  • In Creases
  • New Blood
  • The Most Incredible Thing (The Creator)
  • Principia
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • Scherzo Fantastique

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Odessa

Myles Thatcher

  • Polaris

Peter Walker

  • ten in seven

Melissa Barak

  • Call Me Ben

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom

Benjamin Millepied

  • Why am I not where you are

Justin Peck

  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Year of the Rabbit

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

  • The Seven Deadly Sins

Anatomy of a Dance

Taylor Stanley on Kyle Abraham's THE RUNAWAY

“I love to move in other ways than a ballet dancer is meant to move,” Taylor Stanley reflects when talking about the first of his two solos in Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway, which is set to a piece from contemporary artist Nico Muhly.

HONORS

Mr. Stanley was the recipient of a 2019 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer, for his performance in The Runaway. He also received the Mae L. Wien Award in 2009 and was the 2011-2012 recipient of the Janice Levin Award.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

Anatomy of a Dance

Justin Peck and Taylor Stanley on Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Choreographer Justin Peck discusses his new take on Aaron Copland’s famous Rodeo, while Justin’s long time collaborator, Soloist Taylor Stanley, talks about how Justin is challenging the Company’s male dancers in surprising new ways.

Anatomy of a Dance

Taylor Stanley on George Balanchine's SQUARE DANCE

Principal Taylor Stanley talks about why the pensive male solo in Balanchine's Square Dance suits his personality on and off the stage.

Anatomy of a Dance

Opus19/The Dreamer with Taylor Stanley

Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley delves into Jerome Robbins’ moody Opus 19/The Dreamer, discussing the therapeutic nature of taking on a ballet that essentially takes place in another reality.