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WENDY WHELAN: EX-BALLERINA REFUSES TO PLAY IT SAFE IN HER DAZZLING SECOND ACT

 

"Wendy Whelan, at 50, has two hip surgeries and 30 years at the New York City Ballet behind her. Given her luxurious performance Saturday with dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks, in front of her lies still more dancing.

"Retired ballet stars generally take a few select paths in their second stage of life, among them teaching, joining the artistic staff at their home company, directing some other troupe or running a university dance department. Not many continue filling their calendar with dance gigs." 

Read additional reviews in Dance InformaCritical Dance and Dance Icons.

Photo: Wendy Whelan, right, dances with Brian Brooks. (Erin Baiano via The Washington Post)

Date of Publication: 
12/10/17