Dance Festival: Susan Walters


Susan Walters joined the New York City Ballet as a solo pianist in 1997. She has performed many important piano solos with the Company, including Piano Concerto No. 2, The Goldberg Variations, Les Noces, Rubies, In G Major, Who Cares, 2 and 3 Part Inventions, and Dances at a Gathering.

She has performed Dances at a Gathering in Paris, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York City. In addition, Ms. Walters has premiered Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH in New York and in Washington at The Kennedy Center, and she has performed premieres by Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Richard Tanner, and Christopher D’Amboise.

She has also been the solo pianist in many of Peter Martins’ ballets, including Zakouski, Burlesque, and Hallelujah Junction. Ms. Walters has performed outside of the ballet with such renowned artists as Midori, Peter Wiley, The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, and members of the New York Philharmonic. She recently performed the Schubert-Liszt Wanderer Fantasy with the Strathmere Orchestra in NewYork City. In addition, she works regularly with Jacques D’Amboise at the National Dance Institute.