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Brittany Pollack is from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2001 and 2002, enrolling as a full-time student that fall.

In June 2006, Ms. Pollack was asked to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2007.

She was promoted to soloist in February 2013.

OTHER PERFORMANCES

In her Broadway debut, Ms. Pollack performed as Louise Bigelow in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the Imperial Theatre. She also performed the role of Clara in the NYC Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 2001.

FILM CREDITS

Ms. Pollack 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. She can also be seen in the feature film Camp. She was featured in PBS’s “Great Performances: NYCB in Paris” as the 4th movement principal in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C (2017). Other TV appearances include the role of Lead Spanish in Live from Lincoln Center’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (2011) and on The David Letterman Show. She will be featured as a Jet Girl in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, choreographed by Justin Peck, to be released in theaters December 2020. 

EDUCATION

Ms. Pollack holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and an MBA from Colorado State University.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Apollo (Polyhmnia)
  • Ballo della Regina
  • Coppélia (Waltz)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Danses Concertantes
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Harlequinade (Lead Alouette)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena, Butterfly)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Marzipan, Hot Chocolate, Flowers, Dolls)
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Symphony in C (Fourth Movement)
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • La Valse
  • Union Jack
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?

MAURO BIGONZETTI

  • Oltremare
  • Vespro

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
  • La Sylphide (Effie [NYCB Premiere])

WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • Herman Schmerman

PETER MARTINS

  • Bal de Couture
  • A Fool for You
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Eloquence, Emerald, Princess Florine)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Pas de Trois)

ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ

  • La Stravaganza

JUSTIN PECK

  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • The Times Are Racing

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Concerto DSCH

JEROME ROBBINS

  • 2 & 3 Part Inventions
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Interplay
  • Glass Pieces
  • Moves
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • West Side Story Suite (Anita, Rosalia)

LYNNE TAYLOR-CORBETT

  • Chiaroscuro

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale (NYCB Premiere)

Ashley Bouder

  • Give Me Fever

Jiří Bubeníček

  • Toccata

Justin Peck

  • Belles-Lettres
  • Capricious Maneuvers
  • In Creases
  • The Most Incredible Thing (Autumn Empty Nest)
  • New Blood
  • Principia
  • Pulcinella Variations
  • Rotunda
  • Scherzo Fantastique
  • The Times Are Racing

Christopher d'Amboise

  • Tribute (NYCB Premiere)

Edwaard Liang

  • Lineage

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom

Justin Peck

  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Year of the Rabbit