New York City Ballet Tours to DC and Copenhagen!

Since I have been in the company, Washington DC has been an annual touring spot for NYCB. I always look forward to performing at The Kennedy Center, seeing the historical monuments and museums that fill DC, and walking the streets of Georgetown.

This past trip I performed in two of my favorite ballets to dance, Carousel (A Dance) by Christopher Wheeldon and George Balanchine’s Allegro Brilliante. It was fun revisiting Chris’ version of Carousel after recently performing Warren Carlyle’s with the NY Philharmonic.

Damian Woetzel and I performing in Christopher Wheeldon's MCarousel (A Dance) Photo credit: Paul Kolnik

Damian Woetzel and I performing in Christopher Wheeldon’s MCarousel (A Dance) Photo credit: Paul Kolnik

After a week in DC, our next stop was Denmark. I couldn’t wait to get to Europe! I had been on a Copenhagen tour with the NYCB once before and was excited to go back for a second visit. Copenhagen was even more beautiful and fun than I remembered. This trip, our hotel was located directly on the water across from the Opera House and we needed to take a ferry to get there. I performed in George Balanchine’s Symphony in C and Christopher Wheeldon’s Les Carillons. The Danes gave standing ovations at every show and it was amazing to feel and see how moved they were by our company.

Besides performing, I also managed to squeeze in a lot of sightseeing. The first day we arrived we decided to rent bikes from the hotel and bike around the city. We had a blast biking the streets and seeing the famous sights. During my week stay, I climbed the spiral stair case to the top of Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Saviour’s Church) which overlooked the city. I also walked through two beautiful parks, ate at quaint local restaurants, and did a bit of shopping. We even found a fun Karaoke place on the last night to celebrate the ending of a great tour. Hopefully, I will have the chance to go back to Denmark very soon!

Robbie Fairchild and I walking the streets of Nyhavn

Robbie Fairchild and I walking the streets of Nyhavn the first day we arrived in Copenhagen and enjoying the beautiful weather!

Biking around the streets of Copenhagen :)

Biking around the streets of Copenhagen 🙂

Still biking

Still biking

Robert Fairchild and I at the bottom of Our Saviours church

Robert Fairchild and I at the bottom of Our Saviours church

We made it to the top!

We made it to the top!

Me with dancer/choreographer Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild

Me with dancer/choreographer Justin Peck and Robbie Fairchild at a party that the Royal Danish Ballet threw for the New York City ballet

 

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