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Wendy Whelan was born on 7 May, 1967 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Discover Wendy Whelan's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 53 years old?

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Age 54 years old
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Born 7 May 1967
Birthday 7 May
Birthplace Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Nationality United States

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Whelan is known for her angular body and muscularity, particularly suited to the Balanchine style. She had been called America’s greatest contemporary ballerina.


After Peter Martins' resignation in 2018 following allegations concerning emotional and physical abuse, Whelan was seen as a possible new director. A petition to hire her had over 15,000 signatures. In February 2019, Whelan was appointed as Associate Artistic Director of the NYCB. Jonathan Stafford, who had been acting as interim leader, was named Artistic Director. The two said they intended to work as partners, Stafford would be in charge of artistic operations while Whelan supervises programming. This is the first NYCB leadership that had never worked with Balanchine.


After her departure from ballet, she shifted her focus to contemporary dance. In 2015, she appeared in a mixed bill titled Whelan/Watson: Other Stories, alongside Royal Ballet principal Edward Watson in Linbury Studio Theatre, London.


In 2014, Whelan left NYCB after 30 years in the company. Her farewell performance was sold out within minutes. The performance include works by Balanchine, Robbins, Wheeldon, Ratmansky, and a new work titled By 2 With & From by the latter two.

Whelan was appointed an Artistic Associate for developing new projects at New York City Center for a 2-year term from November 2014. Whelan was an artist-in-residence at Barnard College from November 2015 to May 2017.


Outside of NYCB, she had guested with The Royal Ballet in London and the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, and performed with Wheeldon's Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. In 2012, she began a new collaborative project titled Restless Creature. She premiered this project at Jacob's Pillow in 2013. Whelan chose four choreographers—Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo—to create dances for her. She has taken this production on national tour. It consists of four solos and duets, with Whelan dancing each duet with its choreographer. A documentary film, titled Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan and released in 2017, followed Whelan through her hip surgery and recovery, the project's creation, and the last two years of her NYCB career.

Following an accident in 2012, Whelan began experiencing pains in her right hip. In 2013, she had a surgical reconstruction on her hip, followed by physical therapy. She eventually returned to the stage.


Whelan married photographer David Michalek in September 2005. They reside in New York City.


Whelan joined the NYCB in 1984 as an apprentice and entered the company's corps de ballet January 1986. She was promoted to soloist in 1989, and to principal dancer in 1991. She had danced lead roles in George Balanchine's works, and worked with Jerome Robbins. Whelan is also a frequent collaborator of Christopher Wheeldon, and originated roles in many of his works, notably Polyphonia, Liturgy and After the Rain. Other choreographers she worked with include Alexei Ratmansky, Twyla Tharp, Wayne McGregor and William Forsythe. She had created roles in over 40 ballets.


Whelan was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, She started ballet at age 3. At the age of 8 and after performing as a mouse in The Nutcracker with the Louisville Ballet, she joined Louisville Ballet Academy, where she started formal training. At the age of 12, she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, and had to wear a brace. In 1981, she received a scholarship to the summer intensive at the School of American Ballet, then moved to new York City and trained full-time there a year later. Whelan had encountered George Balanchine once only. On the day she danced his works for the first time, which was in the corps in Western Symphony at a SAB showcase, he died.


Wendy Whelan (/ˈ hw iː l ən / ; 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. Whelan has also been an influential guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. In 2019, Whelan was named Associate Artistic Director of New York City Ballet.