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Unity Phelan was born in Princeton, New Jersey and began her dance training at the age of five at the Princeton Ballet School, where her teachers included Douglas Martin, Maria Youskevitch, and Mary Barton.

During the summers of 2008 and 2009, Ms. Phelan attended the summer sessions at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student in fall of 2009.

She became an apprentice with NYCB in December 2012 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in November 2013.

In February 2017, Ms. Phelan was promoted to soloist.

Portrait © Erin Baiano

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Agon
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (War & Discord)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • Haieff Divertimento
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • The Four Temperaments
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Flowers, Hot Chocolate)
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Orpheus (Bacchantes)
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3(Scherzo)
  • Union Jack
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?

ROBERT BINET

  • The Blue of Distance

WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • Herman Schmerman

PETER MARTINS

  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • The Red Violin
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Diamond, Courage, Emerald)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Quatre, Russian, Princess)

JUSTIN PECK

  • Belles-Lettres
  • The Decalogue
  • Everywhere We Go
  • Pulcinella Variations

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Odessa
  • Russian Seasons

JEROME ROBBINS

  • Antique Epigraphs
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • Glass Pieces
  • In G Major
  • Les Noces
  • Moves

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Lauren Lovette

  • For Clara
  • The Shaded Line

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Justin Peck

  • Easy
  • Rotunda

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Voices

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

JR

  • Les Bosquets

Justin Peck

  • The Most Incredible Thing

Anatomy of a Dance

Unity Phelan on THE INFERNAL MACHINE

Unity Phelan walks us through the cat-and-mouse pacing of Peter Martins' The Infernal Machine.