73.8k Followers, 1,535 Following, 5,955 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Wendy Whelan (@wendyw) Part of Whelan's magic in the studio comes down to how easy to work with, how humble, she is. The ballerina Wendy Whelan lives with her husband David Michalek, an artist and photographer, in a rent-stabilized apartment on the Upper West Side. Wendy Whelan and David Michalek. Photo by Kyle Froman … Wendy Whelan, a veteran New York City Ballet principal dancer, is just that. By Lilah Ramz i. July 16, 2019 Whelan showcases her balletic figure in a Pomandère sweater. Retired since October 2014 from the New York City Ballet, this principal dancer was there for more than 30 years, which is an amazing feat in longevity. Wendy Whelan, widely considered one of the world’s leading dancers, began dance lessons at the age of three with Virginia Wooton in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She doesn't think of herself as a ballerina whose body conforms precisely to conventional norms. She is a guest artist with The Royal Ballet and the Kirov Ballet and has performed all over the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. She's a die-hard cat person: Her ringtone is the sound of purring, and she and her husband own two former strays, Charleyrose and Seamus. Whelan has also been an influential guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company.

"She's an anti-diva," says her husband, the acclaimed photographer David Michalek, who confesses that her habit of getting to know every security guard and crew member was part of what made him fall in love with her. “It’s open and spacious,” Ms. Whelan said. At the age of eight, she performed as a mouse in the Louisville Ballet’s production of The … This Louisville, KY, native began her career at the tender age of 3 years old, performing in “The Nutcracker” and later attending the Louisville Ballet school.

School of American Ballet. Although she lives near Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side (“the dance belt,” she calls it), her husband of almost 14 years, the artist David Michalek, is not … Wendy Whelan & The Rubber Band LIVE performance. ... My husband really put it well. Ready for her last dance: New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan on why she is retiring after three decades on the stage. Inside Wendy Whelan’s Triumphant Return to the New York City Ballet. Former New York City Ballet principal dancer, Wendy Whelan, talks beauty, aging, and life after dance in honor the documentary, Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan. Making Charleyrose "dance." This video is unavailable. Wendy Whelan is a legend in the arts community. "She leads with, 'Teach me. Spouse (s) David Michalek ( m. 2005) Current group. AS a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan long ago came to understand the importance of timing in a successful partnership.

New York City Ballet. Wendy Whelan (born May 7, 1967) is a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and performed with the company for 30 years. In 2019, Whelan was named … Wendy Whelan ( / ˈhwiːlən /; born May 7, 1967) is a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and performed with the company for 30 years, and toured in U.S., Europe, and Asia. Wendy Whelan in Restless Creature. Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall perform the world premiere of “By 2 With & From,” choreographed for her farewell performance by Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky… Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan, two respected former dancers, will be the company’s first new leaders in a generation. Education.