Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Wendy Whelan

Wendy Whelan will collaborate with contemporary choreographers Kyle Abraham, Josh Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo to develop Restless Creature, an evening of new commissions.
Martha Duffy Resident Artist

Wendy Whelan
Artist Bio

Wendy Whelan

Referred to as America’s “greatest contemporary ballerina” by The New York Times, the reputation of Wendy Whelan precedes her. Her life and career are a narrative of exception and a virtuosic testament to her artistic excellence. Since beginning her career in New York, Whelan’s intense and singular physicality have thrilled audiences around the world.

Her movement, famed for the simultaneous immediacy of its sensuality and timelessness of its elegance, is a study in duality and the exquisite tension and beauty to be found therein. Inspiring audiences and artistic peers alike for more than 30 years, Whelan’s ceaseless and sublime artistic and physical plasticity defy convention and have made her muse to some of the most innovative choreographic talents of our times.

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