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Megan Fairchild

Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet

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Megan Fairchild Biography

Megan Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, studying with Judy Levitre and Kaelynne Oliphant at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City with Sharee Lane, Deborah Dobson, and Maureen Laird. While also at the Ballet West Conservatory, Ms. Fairchild was also a Ballet West trainee.

Fairchild entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2000, studying under the guidance of Suki Schorer, Susan Pilarre, and Kay Mazzo. In November 2001, Fairchild became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet, and in October 2002 she joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in February 2004, and in January 2005, she was promoted to principal dancer.

Fairchild’s expansive repertoire includes principal roles in full-length ballets and contemporary works. Principal roles include the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dewdrop in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Pierrette in Balanchine’s Harlequinade, the Second Act Divertissement in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swanhilda in the George Balanchine/Alexandra Danilova production of Coppelia, Aurora and Princess Florine in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty, and Florence in The Blue Necklace in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature.

Fairchild has also danced the roles of Calliope in Balanchine’s Apollo, and Lise in Martins’ The Magic Flute.

Fairchild has also danced principal roles in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Ballo della Regina, Chaconne, Danses Concertantes, Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fee, Divertimento No. 15, Donizetti Variations, Duo Concertant, Jewels, Raymonda Variations, Serenade, La Source, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Symphony in C, Tarantella, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, Union Jack, Valse-Fantasie, Vienna Waltzes, Western Symphony, Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto, A Fool for You, Eight Easy Pieces, Eros Piano, Fearful Symmetries, Octet, Papillons, Sinfonia, Songs of the Auvergne, Zakouski, Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, Jerome Robbins’ Andantino, Brandenburg, Dances at a Gathering, The Four Season, The Goldberg Variations, Piano Pieces, and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse á Grande Vitesse, and Mercurial Manoeuvres.

Fairchild has also originated featured roles in Eliot Feld’s Intermezzo No. 1, Robert LaFosse’s Land of Nod, Peter Martins’ Bal de Couture, and Naïve and Sentimental Music, Alexei Ratmansky’s Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, Christopher Wheeldon’s Shambards, and Angelin Preljocaj’s Spectral Evidence.

In 2001 Fairchild was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

In 2011 Fairchild danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which was also screened in movie theaters and cinemas around the world.

In 2014 Fairchild played a lead role in the 2014 revival of "On the Town" on Broadway at the Lyric Theater. She was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award, and received a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Ivy Smith, AKA Miss Turnstiles.

In 2015 Fairchild performed in a special international festival of George Balanchine's Jewels at the David H. Koch Theater with the Bolshoi and Paris Opera, representing NYCB in the excerpt of Rubies.

Fairchild is currently a Teaching Fellow with the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet.

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    Booking fees for Megan Fairchild, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Megan Fairchild, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Megan Fairchild for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Megan Fairchild for your next private or corporate function.
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Megan Fairchild Biography

Megan Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began her dance training at the age of four, studying with Judy Levitre and Kaelynne Oliphant at Dance Concepts in Sandy, Utah, and at the Ballet West Conservatory in Salt Lake City with Sharee Lane, Deborah Dobson, and Maureen Laird. While also at the Ballet West Conservatory, Ms. Fairchild was also a Ballet West trainee.

Fairchild entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2000, studying under the guidance of Suki Schorer, Susan Pilarre, and Kay Mazzo. In November 2001, Fairchild became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet, and in October 2002 she joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. Fairchild was promoted to the rank of soloist in February 2004, and in January 2005, she was promoted to principal dancer.

Fairchild’s expansive repertoire includes principal roles in full-length ballets and contemporary works. Principal roles include the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Dewdrop in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Pierrette in Balanchine’s Harlequinade, the Second Act Divertissement in Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swanhilda in the George Balanchine/Alexandra Danilova production of Coppelia, Aurora and Princess Florine in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty, and Florence in The Blue Necklace in Susan Stroman’s Double Feature.

Fairchild has also danced the roles of Calliope in Balanchine’s Apollo, and Lise in Martins’ The Magic Flute.

Fairchild has also danced principal roles in George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Ballo della Regina, Chaconne, Danses Concertantes, Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fee, Divertimento No. 15, Donizetti Variations, Duo Concertant, Jewels, Raymonda Variations, Serenade, La Source, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Symphony in C, Tarantella, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, Union Jack, Valse-Fantasie, Vienna Waltzes, Western Symphony, Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto, A Fool for You, Eight Easy Pieces, Eros Piano, Fearful Symmetries, Octet, Papillons, Sinfonia, Songs of the Auvergne, Zakouski, Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, Jerome Robbins’ Andantino, Brandenburg, Dances at a Gathering, The Four Season, The Goldberg Variations, Piano Pieces, and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse á Grande Vitesse, and Mercurial Manoeuvres.

Fairchild has also originated featured roles in Eliot Feld’s Intermezzo No. 1, Robert LaFosse’s Land of Nod, Peter Martins’ Bal de Couture, and Naïve and Sentimental Music, Alexei Ratmansky’s Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, Christopher Wheeldon’s Shambards, and Angelin Preljocaj’s Spectral Evidence.

In 2001 Fairchild was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

In 2011 Fairchild danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center telecast of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, which was also screened in movie theaters and cinemas around the world.

In 2014 Fairchild played a lead role in the 2014 revival of "On the Town" on Broadway at the Lyric Theater. She was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award, and received a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Ivy Smith, AKA Miss Turnstiles.

In 2015 Fairchild performed in a special international festival of George Balanchine's Jewels at the David H. Koch Theater with the Bolshoi and Paris Opera, representing NYCB in the excerpt of Rubies.

Fairchild is currently a Teaching Fellow with the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet.

Megan Fairchild Videos

  • Conversations with Megan, featuring Roman Mejia
  • Conversations with Megan, featuring Jovani Furlan
  • PerfectFit Perspectives with Sara Means, Megan Fairchild, and ...

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FAQs on booking Megan Fairchild

  • How to book Megan Fairchild?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Megan Fairchild for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Megan Fairchild, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Megan Fairchild or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Megan Fairchild?

    Booking fees for Megan Fairchild, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Megan Fairchild, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Megan Fairchild?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Megan Fairchild for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Megan Fairchild for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Megan Fairchild or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Megan Fairchild or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Megan Fairchild is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Megan Fairchild for your event is available upon request. Megan Fairchild generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Kristen Lee, Rachel Gotto, Dr. Debi Silber, Dr. Chloe Carmichael and Rohan Gunatillake. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Megan Fairchild for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Megan Fairchild Speaker Videos

  • Conversations with Megan, featuring Roman Mejia
    Conversations with Megan, featuring Jovani Furlan
  • PerfectFit Perspectives with Sara Means, Megan Fairchild, and ...

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