This week we are joined by New York City Ballet soloist, Unity Phelan. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Unity began her training at the age of 5 at the Princeton Ballet School. In 2008 and 2009 she attended the School of American Ballet for the summer, becoming a year-round student in the fall of 2009. In December 2012 she was asked to become an apprentice with the New York City Ballet, and was promoted to soloist just this past February. Today we talk with Unity from the Vail Dance Festival back in August. We discuss her quick rise through the ranks at New York City Ballet, being selected to dance a Principal role in a new ballet at just 20 years old, and the role Vail Dance Festival plays in her development as an artist.
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