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Hi! I'm Janie Taylor.
I'm a professional ballet dancer who began my training at 2 years old in Houston, Texas. My first teacher was Gilbert Rome. I then went on to train at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance in New Orleans, and after going to the summer program at the School of American Ballet for two years, I joined as a full-time student.
While at SAB, I had the chance to originate a featured role in Christopher Wheeldon's Soiree Musicale for the Spring workshop. From there, I got the Mae L. Wien Award and was invited to join as an apprentice with the New York City Ballet.
A month later, I became a member of their corps de ballet and was then promoted to the rank of Soloist in 2001 and then to Principal in 2005.
While a Principal with the New York City Ballet, I had the chance to originate roles in ballets choreographed by Peter Martins and Benjamin Millepied, and performed in multiple ballets and pieces by artists such as Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and George Balanchine. I also appeared in the film Center Stage!
I retired from the NYCB in 2014 and now you can find me setting ballets for companies around the world. I've also started a career in design and have designed costumes for the New York City Ballet and LA Dance Project.
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Tuesday, November 29th at 5:30pm ET.
Janie Taylor was born in Houston, TX where she began her ballet training at age 2 with Gilbert Rome. She trained at the Giacobbe Academy of Dance in New Orleans from 1993-1996. After attending two years of the summer program at the School of American Ballet, she became a full-time student in the [...]