Dance Festival: Lydia Wellington

Corps De Ballet
New York City Ballet


Ms. Wellington was born in New York City, and began her dance training at the School of American Ballet in 1997 at the age of seven. While at SAB, she performed children’s roles in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, as well as performing with New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Jerome Robbins’ 2 & 3 Part Inventions and Fanfare, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Scènes de Ballet.

Ms. Wellington was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2008 and performed with SAB as part of the Protégés at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in June 2008. She was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet in June 2008, and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in October 2008.

Since joining the Company she has danced featured roles in George Balanchinee’s The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Angellin Preljocaj La Strvaganza, Jerome Robbins’ 2&3 Part Inventions, Fanfare, Glass Pieces, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Scènes de Ballet and originated roles in Justin Peck’s In Creases and Melissa Barak, Mauro Bigonzetti, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratamasky and others.