Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. Christopher and I are happy and grateful for each other, and also for sharing our lives together professionally, too, working in the dance world. We’re celebrating 9 wonderful years of marriage tonight by attending the ballet!
Wendy Whelan has always been one of our all-time favorite performers. There’s just something about her that goes beyond the steps, beyond the costumes. She lives the choreography and performs with real heart and real integrity. We just can’t take our eyes off her – never could! I have loved getting to know Wendy the last few years.
Wendy is retiring from New York City Ballet this Saturday, October 18, 2014 as you may know. We are so excited to see how her career transforms and what new dance projects she will take on in the years to come.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Wendy on multiple occasions, from filming her at Vail International Dance Festival in Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain” (I’m obsessed) to following her throughout her journey making Restless Creature with Kyle Abraham, Brian Brooks, Joshua Beamish and Alejandro Cerrudo to premiere at Jacob’s Pillow. It was pretty much a dream to follow her through her process in Restless Creature.
I’m sending my best wishes to Wendy this week. I know it must be emotional and so exciting for her. I’ll be there Saturday to watch her say goodbye! xox