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What It's Like to Be Christopher Wheeldon's Right Hand Man

While still in the corps of New York City Ballet, Jason Fowler was drawn to the role of répétiteur. “Ballet mistress Rosemary Dunleavy was my rock in the company,” he says. Fowler loved the process: learning steps quickly and absorbing the choreographer’s intentions. He knew early on he wanted to nurture dancers through the rehearsal […]

Christopher Wheeldon's Reddit Takeover (It's Today!)

Who here loves Christopher Wheeldon? I probably don’t even need to wait a second for everyone to raise their hands. But let me count just a few of the reasons why he’s adored by ballet and Broadway fans alike: His choreographic and directorial prowess in the Tony-winning Broadway hit An American in Paris His phenomenal ballet chops on display across […]

10 Things We Didn’t Know About Christopher Wheeldon

Dance Magazine has published several stories about the brilliant, multi-faceted choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, including a cover story and a recent feature on the making the Broadway musical An American in Paris, plus an occasional posting from me, like when his company Morphosis opened at City Center. Rita MorenoBut Monday night, when the glamorous Rita Moreno […]

10 Things We Didn't Know About Christopher Wheeldon

Dance Magazine has published several stories about the brilliant, multi-faceted choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, including a cover story and a recent feature on the making the Broadway musical An American in Paris, plus an occasional posting from me, like when his company Morphosis opened at City Center.   But Monday night, when the glamorous Rita Moreno […]

Contemporary Classic: Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain

Five ballerinas on Christopher Wheeldon’s serene After the Rain     Rare is the ballet that resonates so profoundly with audiences that it becomes an instant hit. Premiered at New York City Ballet in 2005 as the second part of a two-part ballet choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the pas de deux from After the Rain […]

Thanks to PBS, Everyone Can Get a Glimpse of Wheeldon's Buzzy New Nutcracker

Christopher Wheeldon’s new Nutcracker for the Joffrey Ballet was huge news when it premiered last winter. The choreographer shifted the setting from the home of a well-off German family to the Chicago world’s fair, making the hero the young daughter of a working-class, Polish immigrant sculptress. This month, WTTW Chicago, the city’s public broadcasting station, […]