BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Robert Fairchild!
Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and at their favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Tony nominee Robert Fairchild. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Palace Theatre, how he made the switch from dance to theatre, and so much more!
Robert is a member of NYCB, where he has been enjoying his status as principal dancer for the past 5 years. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he began his dance training at age four. Formal ballet training began with The Ballet West Conservatory. Once Fairchild became an apprentice with NYCB the following year he joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet. He was quickly promoted to soloist with NYCB soon after promoted to principal in 2009. Fairchild originated the role of Romeo in Peter Martins' Romeo and Juliet featured in the PBS Live From Lincoln Center television broadcast. Last season Fairchild played the role of Carousel Boy in the NY Philharmonic's Emmy nominated production of Carousel directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. He is a Recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise at The School of American Ballet. Fairchild is newly married to Principal Dancer Tiler Peck, also of NYCB.