Sunday, October 27, 2013
Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck in Angelin Preljocaj’s “Spectral Evidence”.
Fairchild, from Salt Lake City, became an apprentice dancer with New York City Ballet in 2005. Fairchild officially joined the company in 2006, was promoted to soloist in 2007, and was named a principal in 2009.
Fairchild’s older sister is also a member of New York City Ballet.
Below, Fairchild is joined by Sara Mearns and Wendy Whelan in Alexei Ratmansky’s “Namouna, A Grand Divertissement”.
It has become a truism that choreographers invariably request the services of Fairchild when asked to create new ballets for New York City Ballet. That Fairchild is in such demand by the day’s finest choreographers is perhaps the most revealing testament regarding his gifts.
Fairchild, obviously, cannot like every new ballet in which he is asked to take part. In an interview two years ago, Fairchild remarked: “Those European things, they all just look the same.”