Dance Festival: Sterling Hyltin

Principal Dancer
New York City Ballet

HyltinwebSterling Hyltin was born in Amarillo, Texas. At the age of six she began studying ballet at the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, where she studied with Ann Etgen and Bill Atkinson. Ms. Hyltin entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 2000. In October 2002, Ms. Hyltin became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in June 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet. In March of 2006 she was promoted to Soloist and a Principal dancer in May 2007. Since joining NYCB Ms. Hyltin has been featured in works by George Balanchine including: Apollo, Ballo della Regina, CoppĂ©lia, Danses Concertantes, Divertimento No. 15, Duo Concertant, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Harlequinade, Jewels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Source, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Symphony in Three Movements, Tarantella, Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, Vienna Waltzes, Western Symphony, and Who Cares?; Peter Martins’ Calcium Light Night, Hallelujah Junction, Jeu de Cartes, Morgen, NaĂŻve and Sentimental Music, Papillons, The Sleeping Beauty, Songs of the Auvergne, Swan Lake and Thou Swell; Benjamin Millepied’s Neverwhere, Plainspoken; Angelin Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza; Jerome Robbins 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Afternoon of a Faun, Fanfare and The Four Seasons and Susan Stroman’s Double Feature. In addition to originating roles by Douglas Lee, Wayne McGregor, Peter Martins,Alexey Miroshnichenko, Justin Peck and Christopher WheeldonMs. Hyltin is the Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2005-2006.