Dance Festival: Teresa Reichlen

Principal Dancer
New York City Ballet

reichlenwebTeresa Reichlen  was born in Clifton, Virginia. At the age of 10 she began studying ballet at the Russell School of Ballet, continuing at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet in 1999. In October 2000, Ms. Reichlen became an apprentice with NYCB, and in October 2001 she joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet, in January 2005 was promoted to Soloist and in October 2009 to Principal Dancer.

Since joining the Company Ms. Reichlen has been featured in works by George Balanchine including Agon, Apollo, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Concerto Barocco, CoppĂ©lia, Episodes, Firebird, The Four Temperaments, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, “Diamonds” and “Rubies” from Jewels, Ivesiana, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Orpheus, Prodigal Son, Raymonda Variations, Serenade, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, Union Jack, Western Symphony and Who Cares?; Ulysses Dove’s Red Angels; Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto, The Chairman Dances, Fearful Symmetries, NaĂŻve and Sentimental Music, River of Light, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Thou Swell; Jerome Robbins’ Antique Epigraphs, The Cage, Fanfare, The Four Seasons,The Goldberg Variations and Moves and Christopher Wheeldon’s After The Rain, DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse, Les Carillons and Polyponia.  In addition she has originated roles in Mauro Bigonzetti’s Luce Nascosta, Peter Martins Bal de Couture, Benjamin Millepied’s Plainspoken and Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit. Ms. Reichlen was the Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2004-2005.