Megan Fairchild Joins Faculty of Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program, Now thru 6/12

Megan Fairchild Joins Faculty of Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program, Now thru 6/12

Megan Fairchild, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program from today, June 10-12, 2014 in Allen, Texas.

Megan Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, studying with Judy Levitre and Kaelynne Oliphant at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City with Sharee Lane, Deborah Dobson, and Maureen Laird. While also at the Ballet West Conservatory, Ms. Fairchild was also a Ballet West trainee.

Ms. Fairchild entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2000, studying under the guidance of Suki Schorer, Susan Pilarre, and Kay Mazzo. In November 2001, Ms. Fairchild became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet, and in October 2002 she joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. Ms. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in February 2004, and in January 2005, she was promoted to principal dancer.

Ms. Fairchild's expansive repertoire includes principal roles in full-length ballets and contemporary works. Principal roles include the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dewdrop in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Pierrette in Balanchine's Harlequinade, the Second Act Divertissement in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Swanhilda in the George Balanchine/Alexandra Danilova production of Coppelia, Aurora and Princess Florine in Peter Martins' The Sleeping Beauty, and Florence in The Blue Necklace in Susan Stroman's Double Feature.

Ms. Fairchild has also danced the roles of Calliope in Balanchine's Apollo, and Lise in Martins' The Magic Flute.