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  • Ces noms que nous portons

    Recorded on June 30, 2020 at the conclusion of a Pride month unlike any other, NYCB Principal Dancer Taylor Stanley performed a new work on the Lincoln Center Plaza choreographed by Kyle Abraham in a remote collaboration.

  • Anatomy of a Dance: Lauren Lovette on Voices

    Lauren Lovette gives insight into the character in her variation in Alexei Ratmansky's Voices that's inspired by the emotion in the 'voice' underpinning Peter Ablinger's score, Japanese actress Setsuko Hara.

  • This Bitter Earth

    An intimate take on Christopher Wheeldon's bittersweet ballet with Adrian Danchig-Waring and Sara Mearns.

  • Design in Motion: A New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Retrospective

    Experience a first-of-its-kind retrospective exhibition that showcases the incredible artistry of NYCB's Costume Shop. On display is the work of twenty-six top fashion designers who collaborated with Marc Happel, Director of Costumes, accompanied by videos documenting each of the collaborations.

  • A Child’s Introduction to New York City Ballet

    Ever wanted to know what makes New York City Ballet tick? Peep inside the theater to get an insider look at the Company and those who make each performance shine, from the dancers to the costumers to the orchestra.

  • Russell Janzen on GLASS PIECES

    As dancer Russell Janzen notes, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces may be an abstract ballet with an experimental score by Phillip Glass, yet it’s also rooted in the real world, especially the feeling of driving, pulsing undercurrents found just by walking through New York City.

  • George Balanchine

    Hopeless romantic, pure classicist, intellectual modernist — find out how George Balanchine's many different sides come across in his extraordinary body of work, and how he established the first truly American ballet company.

Inside the Repertory

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  • Harrison Ball and Indiana Woodward on Dances at a Gathering

    Indiana Woodward and Harrison Ball discuss the humanity, community, and love found in Jerome Robbins’ masterwork Dances at a Gathering, and how the hour-long ballet isn’t just danced for the audience, but for each other.

  • Taylor Stanley on Opus19/The Dreamer

    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.

  • Russell Janzen on GLASS PIECES

    As dancer Russell Janzen notes, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces may be an abstract ballet with an experimental score by Phillip Glass, yet it’s also rooted in the real world, especially the feeling of driving, pulsing undercurrents found just by walking through New York City.

  • Andrew Veyette on STARS AND STRIPES

    Andrew Veyette discusses George Balanchine's patriotic tribute to America and the legacy of El Capitan, a role he's performed for 17 years.

  • Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen and Sara Mearns on George Balanchine's JEWELS

    Principal dancers Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen and Sara Mearns talk about George Balanchine's "Jewels," an epic full-length evening consisting of three remarkable ballets: Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds. With music by Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky and Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky.

  • Kristen Segin on Jerome Robbins' N.Y. EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ

    Corps de Ballet Member Kristen Segin talks about letting loose and bonding with fellow corps members in Jerome Robbins’ iconic “ballet in sneakers”, NY Export: Opus Jazz.

  • 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.

  • Tyler Angle on FANCY FREE

    Tyler Angle talks about how his real-life friendship with his fellow dancers helps him dance the role of a shy sailor looking for love in Jerome Robbins' very first ballet, set on the streets and in the bars of 1940s-era New York City.

  • Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns on Peter Martins' SWAN LAKE

    Principal dancers Ashley Bouder and Sara Mearns take us behind the scenes of their rehearsal process for the iconic role of the Swan Queen - and talk about why Peter Martins' choreography of the final act gives them goosebumps every time.

  • Adrian Danchig-Waring on THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS

    Principal dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring talks about the medieval inspiration behind Balanchine's modernist masterpiece, and how FOUR TEMPERAMENTS has stood the test of time.

  • Megan LeCrone on Balanchine's AGON

    Megan LeCrone talks about her special relationship with George Balanchine's AGON and why the ballet is still as radical today as it was in 1957.

  • Jared Angle on BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO

    Principal Dancer Jared Angle talks about finding new ways of moving and exploring his modern side in Peter Martins' BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO

  • Ashley Laracey on George Balanchine's CONCERTO BAROCCO

    Soloist Ashley Laracey talks about what makes the corps of NYC Ballet so unique - and shares their special pre-show ritual - in this behind-the-scenes look at one of Balanchine's most iconic ballets.

  • Teresa Reichlen on Balanchine's WESTERN SYMPHONY

    Principal dancer Teresa Reichlen takes us behind the scenes of her rehearsal process for the iconic ballerina role in Western Symphony, and talks about how Balanchine's love for America comes across in this fun, charming ballet set in the Wild West.

  • Georgina Paczoguin and Andrew Veyette on WEST SIDE STORY SUITE

    Georgina Pazcoguin, who plays Anita, and Andrew Veyette, who plays Riff, discuss how Jerome Robbins created a suite of dances from his hit Broadway show for New York City Ballet; why "West Side Story" still matters; and how ballet dancers handle the pressure of singing live to Leonard Bernstein's iconic score.

  • Tiler Peck on Balanchine's TSCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX

    Principal Dancer Tiler Peck talks about taking risks and learning to trust herself in Balanchine's high energy crowd pleaser set to extra music from Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake

  • Daniel Ulbricht on Balanchine's TARANTELLA

    NYCB Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht describes how George Balanchine turned an Italian folk dance based on a myth about spiders into a six minute powerhouse of a ballet.

  • Ashley Bouder on Balanchine's SERENADE

    Principal Dancer Ashley Bouder talks about why dancing Serenade is amazing for both the corps and the principals, and why Balanchine's first ballet in America is still relevant today.

  • Jared Angle on Jerome Robbins' MOVES

    Principal dancer Jared Angle talks about how dancing in silence intensifies his connection to the audience and his fellow dancers in Moves, the only ballet in the repertory without music.

  • Lauren Lovette on George Balanchine's RAYMONDA VARIATIONS

    Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette talks about battling nerves and bringing out her lyrical side in Balanchine's Raymonda Variations.

  • Taylor Stanley on George Balanchine's SQUARE DANCE

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

  • Amar Ramasar on Alexei Ratmansky's PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

    Principal dancer Amar Ramasar talks about how working with Alexei Ratmansky pushed him to the limit in the choreographer’s fourth work for NYCB, Pictures at an Exhibition.

  • Cameron Grant & Tyler Angle on THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

    Solo Pianist Cameron Grant and Tyler Angle on how the music takes center stage in Jerome Robbins’ epic The Goldberg Variations, a 90-minute work set to Bach’s iconic piano works of the same name.

  • Teresa Reichlen on George Balanchine's SYMPHONY IN C

    Principal dancer Teresa Reichlen talks about how class technique translates to the stage in Balanchine’s iconic Symphony in C, and how she developed a new level of trust in her partner while dancing the 2nd movement ballerina role.

  • Lauren Lovette on Interplay

    Lauren Lovette talks about the natural camaraderie and playful competition on stage in Jerome Robbins' Interplay.

  • Maria Kowroski on George Balanchine's CHACONNE

    Maria Kowroski talks about her favorite way to open a ballet and the tricky footwork involved in George Balanchine's Chaconne.

  • Claire Kretzschmar on MES OISEAUX

    Claire Kretzschmar talks about originating a featured role in a new ballet by Peter Martins, and what it's like to wear a costume created by designer Gilles Mendel.

  • Tyler Angle on MERCURIAL MANOEUVRES

    Tyler Angle discusses choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's unique style in Mercurial Manoeuvres, how Shostakovich's playful humor comes out in his Piano Concerto No. 1, and what it takes for a male dancer to be a really good partner.

  • Teresa Reichlen on FIREBIRD

    Teresa Reichlen discusses what makes a Firebird different from a Swan and what it feels like to be in the spotlight dancing to Stravinsky's famous score.

  • 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.

  • Ashley Bouder on THE FOUR SEASONS

    Ashley Bouder talks about combining humor with precise classical technique in Jerome Robbins' The Four Seasons.

  • Andrew Veyette on VESPRO

    Andrew Veyette takes a giant leap into the unknown and pushes his technique to the edge of impossibility in Mauro Bigonzetti's Vespro.

  • Tiler Peck on LES CARILLONS

    Tiler Peck (with special guest Cali) on what it's like to have a role made especially for her in Christopher Wheeldon's ballet, Les Carillons, which premiered in the 2012 winter season at NYCB's first ever All Wheeldon evening.

  • Marika Anderson on Balanchine's Swan Lake

    Marika Anderson talks about her childhood love of Tschaikovsky and the important role of the corps in Balanchine's one-act Swan Lake.

  • Sterling Hyltin on THE CONCERT

    Sterling Hyltin discusses what it takes to play the "mad ballerina" in Jerome Robbins' comic ballet about "the perils of everybody".

Education

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  • A Child’s Introduction to New York City Ballet

    Ever wanted to know what makes New York City Ballet tick? Peep inside the theater to get an insider look at the Company and those who make each performance shine, from the dancers to the costumers to the orchestra.

  • NYCB Access Programs

    Since 2014, NYCB Access Programs have provided experiences for children and adults with disabilities to interact with the Company. Watch how ballet can benefit anybody and everybody, including one young girl who got to live her dream of being a ballerina.

  • Family Saturdays

    Awaken your child’s love for dance with Family Saturdays, a one-hour onstage presentation designed for families with children ages 5+.

  • New York City Ballet in the Classroom

    A look inside NYC Ballet’s in-school residency programs which engage, enlighten, and inspire students in New York City schools.

  • The Nutcracker Project

    A look at The Nutcracker Project, an in-school residency program designed to encourage and showcase the artistic expression of students through exposure to New York City Ballet.

The Choreographers

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  • Jerome Robbins In His Own Words

    Jerome Robbins, in his own words and illustrated by current and archival performance footage, speaks to his choreographic process, including immersing himself in the score and bringing the best possible movements and storytelling out of the dancers that inspire him.

  • Christopher Wheeldon

    Christopher Wheeldon discusses his artistic process and development, and his love of choreographing works on dancers at New York City Ballet.

  • Jerome Robbins

    A look at Jerome Robbins' extraordinary body of work, bridging Broadway and ballet like no other choreographer before or since.

  • George Balanchine

    Hopeless romantic, pure classicist, intellectual modernist — find out how George Balanchine's many different sides come across in his extraordinary body of work, and how he established the first truly American ballet company.

Behind the Scenes

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  • Design in Motion: A New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Retrospective

    Experience a first-of-its-kind retrospective exhibition that showcases the incredible artistry of NYCB's Costume Shop. On display is the work of twenty-six top fashion designers who collaborated with Marc Happel, Director of Costumes, accompanied by videos documenting each of the collaborations.

  • New York City Ballet Presents: The 2019 Fall Fashion Gala

    NYCB's annual Fall Fashion Gala combines the talents of choreographers and leading fashion designers who join forces and bring new visions to the stage. Lauren Lovette, a principal dancer premiering her third work with the Company, The Shaded Line, collaborated with native New Yorker and couturier Zac Posen. New York City Ballet also celebrates a homecoming for former soloist and current artistic director of BalletMet Edwaard Liang, who partnered with New York-based designer Anna Sui for his ballet Lineage.

  • Choreography & Couture: 2018 Fall Gala

    The beauty of fashion and ballet come together for an unforgettable night as celebrated fashion designers create original costumes for three world premiere ballets at New York City Ballet’s 7th annual Fall Fashion Gala. Gothic visionary Gareth Pugh designs for choreographer Matthew Neenan’s The Exchange, Italian romantic Alberta Ferretti creates a world for 19-year-old choreographer Gianna Reisen in her ballet Judah, and Couturier Giles Deacon illuminates choreographer Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway.

  • Fashion and Movement: The Collaborations Behind New York City Ballet's 2017 Fall Gala

    NYCB's annual Fall Gala combines the talents of choreographers and leading fashion designers, collaborating to bring new visions and ideas to the stage.

  • New York City Ballet Presents UNFRAMED by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa with costumes by Rosie Assoulin

    Designer Rosie Assoulin mirrors the spirit of empowerment that permeates through choreographer Ana Lopez Ochoa’s work UNFRAMED

  • New York City Ballet Presents: TEN IN SEVEN by Peter Walker with costumes by Jason Wu

    Designer Jason Wu and Choreographer Peter Walker bring their art forms and strong perspectives to their collaboration on Walker's piece TEN IN SEVEN

  • New York City Ballet Presents: FOR CLARA by Lauren Lovette with costumes by Narciso Rodriguez

    Choreographer and Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette discusses her close collaboration with Narciso Rodriguez and how his costumes showcase movement and the human form.

  • New York City Ballet Presents: THE DREAMERS by Justin Peck with costumes by Dries van Noten

    The paintings of Mark Rothko provide designer Dries Van Noten with the inspiration for the costuming in Justin Peck's THE DREAMERS

  • Creation in Motion: Five Years of Choreography + Couture

    A retrospective look at NYCB's Fall Gala, an annual celebration of dance and fashion.

  • New York City Ballet Presents The Fall 2015 Collection

    Go behind the scenes as NYCB's Costume Shop works with designers Peter Copping of Oscar de la Renta, Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony & Kenzo, Marques' Almeida, Zuhair Murad, and Hanako Maeda of ADEAM to create new costumes for ballets by Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Troy Schumacher, Myles Thatcher and Robert Binet for NYCB's 2015 Fall Gala.

  • Form & Function: Designing the Dance

    A behind the scenes look at the 2014 Fall Gala collaboration between fashion designers Thom Brown, Sarah Burton, Carolina Herrera, and Mary Katrantzou with choreographers Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher.

  • Ballet/Atelier: CAPRICIOUS MANEUVERS

    The bold colors, graphic elements, and luxe textures of Prabal Gurung's designs meet the physicality and athleticism of Justin Peck's choreography in Capricious Maneuvers.

  • Ballet/Atelier: SPECTRAL EVIDENCE

    Designer Olivier Theyskens brings a vision of pure modernist art to his visceral costumes for choreographer Angelin Prejocaj's Spectral Evidence.

  • Ballet/Atelier: NEVERWHERE

    Iris van Herpen's dramatic designs for Benjamin Millepied's ballet Neverwhere transform the dancers' bodies and defy expectations of traditional ballet costumes.

  • Valentino at New York City Ballet

  • Recreating a Tutu's Splendor

    A documentary short on the recreation of tutus for George Balanchine's Theme and Variations. NYCB is fortunate to have its own costume shop, where the wardrobe staff is able to refurbish, maintain, and even design and create new costumes from scratch.

  • A Crystal Palace: Redesigning SYMPHONY IN C

    A behind the scenes look at the creation of new costumes for Balanchine's iconic Symphony in C. A collaboration between NYCB and Swarovski, designed by our own Director of Costumes Marc Happel, with tiaras and headpieces by Robert Sorrell and earrings by Jamie Wolf.