A Look at "city.ballet." Episode 7: Sacrifice

December 17, 2013

“I can’t. I have rehearsal.” Every dancer has been there. And the latest installment of online reality show “city.ballet.” is all about those sacrifices that we make every day. At New York City Ballet, the dancers seem pretty convinced it was all worth it. What do you think?


“We work at night. We work the most on the weekends. The holidays are our busiest times. Non-dancers, whenever they have time off, that’s when we’re working the hardest.”  –NYCB principal Teresa Reichlen


When principal dancer Jenifer Ringer was pregnant with her first child, she didn’t know the impact it would have on her body—and accepted that it may be the last time she danced. Spoiler alert: It wasn’t.

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