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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. She got her "big break" in 2016 originating a principal role in Wheeldon's American Rhapsody. In January 2017, she graced the coveted cover of the January issue of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch Issue. In February 2017, Ms. Phelan was promoted to soloist. She toured with NYCB this summer to the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, to Jacob's Pillow in Massachusettes, and to Copenhagen, Denmark.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

  • Agon

  • Chaconne

  • Coppélia (War & Discord)

  • Cortège Hongrois

  • Divertimento No. 15

  • Episodes

  • The Four Temperaments

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugarplum Fairy, Dewdrop, Flowers, Hot Chocolate)

  • Who Cares?

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RUSSELl JANZEN

Mr. Janzen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of six at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Janzen attended summer sessions in 2004 and 2005 at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full-time student in the winter of 2005. In October 2007, Mr. Janzen became an apprentice with NYCB, and in June 2008, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to soloist in October 2014 and to principal in February 2017.

FEATURED ROLES SINCE JOINING NYCB

  • Chaconne

  • Concerto Barocco

  • Cortège Hongrois

  • "Diamonds" from Jewels

  • Duo Concertant

  • Episodes

  • The Four Temperaments

  • Liebeslieder Walzer

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander, Titania's Cavalier, Theseus)

  • Monumentum Pro Gesualdo

  • Movements for Piano & Orchestra

  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)

  • Orpheus

  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"

  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss, Gangster)

  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3

  • Vienna Waltzes

  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)

  • Slice to Sharp

  • Barber Violin Concerto

  • Fearful Symmetries

  • Morgen

  • Romeo + Juliet (Paris)

  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold)

  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)

  • The Waltz Project

  • Never where

  • Everywhere We Go

  • New Blood

  • Pulcinella Variations

  • Year of the Rabbit

  • The Four Seasons (Summer)

  • Glass Pieces

  • In the Night

  • Les Noces

  • American Rhapsody

  • Les Carillons

  • Mercurial Manoeuvres

  • Polyphonia

  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt

  • Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing(The King)

  • Troy Schumacher: Common Ground

  • Peter Walker: ten in seven

  • Kim Brandstrup: Jeux

  • JR: Les Bosquets

  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom

  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una FantasiaTwo Hearts

  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We GoRodeo: Four Dance EpisodesYear of the Rabbit

HONORS

Mr. Janzen is a recipient of the 2015 Clive Barnes Foundation Award and the 2007 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik