Indiana Woodward crouches on the floor on pointe, one leg long behind her, hair flowing down her back, free arm gently crossing her chest

Indiana Woodward: The Ebullient Ballerina With a Human Touch

Since joining NYCB, Woodward has delighted onlookers with her mix of elegant classicism and ebullient pluck. Both offstage and on it, she brings a warmth and generosity that make her appear just as at home in the Sugarplum Fairy’s mint-green tutu as it does in the minimalist gold lamé leotards of Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet.

Chun Wai Chan kneels in front of Lincoln Center's fountain, one arm en en haut, and the other curved in front of his torso.

New York City Ballet’s Chun Wai Chan Is Making Moves

Last fall, as New York City Ballet’s dancers navigated their return to the stage following pandemic shutdowns, Chun Wai Chan had an additional­ challenge to contend with: joining a new company. “I am the kind of person who always­ wants to challenge myself and learn as much as I can,” says Chan, who made his […]

TBT: When Mel Tomlinson Added NYCB to His Stacked Resumé

When Mel Tomlinson made his New York City Ballet debut in November 1981, the then-27-year-old was already a well-known figure to New York audiences. He appeared with Dance Theatre of Harlem beginning in 1974 and, other than a two-year break to join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, remained an electric presence there until his surprise […]

Flashback Friday: Celebrating Edward Villella

Edward Villella in many ways epitomized the American ballet dancer of the mid-20th century in his years with New York City Ballet. Born October 1, 1936, in New York City, he began training at School of American Ballet at age 10, and, after stepping away from ballet to earn his degree at New York State […]

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