New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Dancers
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York State Theater
New York, NY 10023

(212) 870-5570


66 St - Lincoln Center (1, 2)

New York City Ballet Company

New York City Ballet is an American ballet company founded in 1948 by Leonard Kirstein and George Balanchine. Notable productions by the New York City Ballet include The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. George Balachine's interpretation of The Nutcracker is especially cherished; it is performed every year during the Christmas season and remains one of the most recognizable ballets in history. The company is housed in the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater) in Manhattan.

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New York City Ballet Dancers and Soloists

Jared Angle Principal Dancer   Tyler Angle Principal Dancer
Charles Askegard Principal Dancer   Ashley Bouder Principal Dancer
Joaquin De Luz Principal Dancer   Megan Fairchild Principal Dancer
Robert Fairchild Principal Dancer   Gonzalo Garcia Principal Dancer
Sterling Hyltin Principal Dancer   Maria Kowroski Principal Dancer
S├ębastien Marcovici Principal Dancer   Sara Mearns Principal Dancer
Benjamin Millepied Principal Dancer   Tiler Peck Principal Dancer
Amar Ramasar Principal Dancer   Teresa Reichlen Principal Dancer
Jenifer Ringer Principal Dancer   Jennie Somogyi Principal Dancer
Abi Stafford Principal Dancer   Jonathan Stafford Principal Dancer
Janie Taylor Principal Dancer   Daniel Ulbricht Principal Dancer
Andrew Veyette Principal Dancer   Wendy Whelan Principal Dancer
Ellen Bar Soloist   Antonio Carmena Soloist
Adrian Danchig-Waring Soloist   Craig Hall Soloist
Adam Hendrickson Soloist   Rebecca Krohn Soloist
Ask la Cour Soloist   Savannah Lowery Soloist
Kathryn Morgan Soloist   Erica Pereira Soloist
Rachel Rutherford Soloist   Ana Sophia Scheller Soloist
Sean Suozzi Soloist  
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New York City Ballet History and Facts

Interested in learning the history of New York City Ballet? Want to find cool New York City Ballet facts and trivia? You're in the right place! With NYCtourist's Guide to NYC Ballet History, you'll learn everything you need to know about the New York City Ballet!

New York City Ballet was conceived by writer and art connoisseur Lincoln Kirstein, who as a young man had dreamed of creating a ballet company that would utilize American talent as opposed to that of touring international groups. In 1933, Kirstein met Russian-born choreographer George Balanchine in London and invited him to come to the U.S. and work as choreographer.

After numerous setbacks, including the Second World War, Kirstein and Balachine resumed their quest to bring the best ballet productions to America. Their dream became a reality in 1948, when Morton Baum, then-chairman of City Center's Finance Committee, expressed his interest in funding the company. Today, the New York City Ballent Company features approximately 90 dancers and an active repertory of 150 works.

New York City Ballet Facts and Trivia

  • Number of Dancers: About 90.
  • Active Repertory: 150 works.
  • Debut of Balanchine's The Nutcracker: 1954.
  • Number of Stories in David H. Koch Theater: 13.
  • Cost of David H. Koch Theater: $19.3 million.