Soloist Dancer, New York City Ballet
Brittany Pollack is from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. She attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2001 and 2002, enrolling as a full-time student that fall. In June 2006, Ms. Pollack was asked to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2007. She was promoted to soloist in February 2013. Principal dance roles include ballets choreographed by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Mauro Bigonzetti, August Bournonville, & Angelin Preljocav.
Other Perfomances: In her 2018 Broadway debut, Ms. Pollack performed as Louise Bigelow in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the Imperial Theatre. She also performed the role of Clara in the NYC Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 2001.
Film Credits: Ms. Pollack appeared in the film NY Export: Opus Jazz, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. She can also be seen in the feature film Camp. She was featured in PBS’s “Great Performances: NYCB in Paris” as the 4th movement principal in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C (2017). Other TV appearances include the role of Lead Spanish in Live from Lincoln Center’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (2011) and on The David Letterman Show. She will be featured as a Jet Girl in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, choreographed by Justin Peck, to be released in theaters December 2020.
Education: Ms. Pollack holds an undergraduate degree from Fordham University and an MBA from Colorado State University.
Headshot Credit: Paul Kolnick
Dancing Shot Credit: Matthew Murphy