Ms. Fairchild is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City. She moved to New York City to train at the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in 2000, and was hired as an apprentice with NYCB the following year. Ms. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2004, and to principal in 2005.
Ms. Fairchild’s expansive repertoire with New York City Ballet includes principal roles in classical full-length ballets, as well as principal roles in ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. She was also featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the 2011 telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker streamed in movie theaters worldwide.In 2014 she made her Broadway debut as Miss Turnstiles in the revival of On the Town, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award and received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway debut. Ms. Fairchild is also currently a teaching fellow with the School of American Ballet.
Q&A with Megan Fairchild from Indianapolis City Ballet on Vimeo.