A Look at "city.ballet." Episode 9: Partnering

January 1, 2014

It takes two to tango, so this week’s installment of online reality show “city.ballet.” gives us the inside scoop on partnering at New York City Ballet. Watch to find out who’s matched up with who, and what it really takes to master those crazy lifts.


You’d never guess it when she’s flying into sky-high lifts, but soloist Lauren Lovette is afraid of heights. Good thing NYCB has some of the trustiest partners in the dance world!


“It’s not always perfect or safe, but usually they’ll catch you before your head hits the ground…I got dropped on my head once.” —NYCB principal Megan Fairchild

Watch every episode now or join in on my one-episode-per-week challenge at dancemagazine.com (Click “Related” in the upper right hand corner of the video to navigate between episodes.)