Maria Kowroski

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Maria Kowroski (born June 29, 1976 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) is a principal ballerina at the New York City Ballet.

Kowroski's training in ballet began at the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet and subsequently the School of American Ballet in 1992; became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 1994 and joined the corps de ballet in 1995. Kowroski was promoted to soloist in 1997 and principal dancer in 1999. She has performed as a guest artist with the Maryinsky Ballet in productions of Swan Lake and Jewels, as well as with the Munich Ballet in Apollo and Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet. Kowroski was the recipient of the Princess Grace Award in 1994. She Is currently dancing with New York City Ballet as a principal dancer. She is married to former Royal Ballet dancer Martin Harvey. She returned from maternity leave to dance in Vienna Waltzes in May 2016,

Originated rôles[edit]

Mauro Bigonzetti[edit]

Peter Martins[edit]

  • Them Twos
  • Thou Swell

Susan Stroman[edit]

  • Double Feature
    • The Blue Necklace
      • Dorothy Brooks
  • Duke!
    • Blossom Got Kissed

Jorma Elo[edit]

  • Slice to Sharp

Boris Eifman[edit]

  • Musagète

Eliot Feld[edit]

  • Organon

Benjamin Millepied[edit]

  • Double Aria

Helgi Tomasson[edit]

  • Prism

Christopher Wheeldon[edit]

  • After the Rain
  • Variations Sérieuses

Featured rôles[edit]

George Balanchine[edit]

  • Agon
  • Apollo
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
    • Fourth Movement
  • Chaconne
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Episodes (Bach)
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments
  • The Nutcracker
    • Sugarplum Fairy
    • Dewdrop
    • Coffee
  • Ivesiana
  • Jewels
    • Emeralds
    • Rubies
    • Diamonds
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • Titania
  • Monumentum pro Gesualdo
  • Movements for Piano and Orchestra
  • Mozartiana
  • Prodigal Son
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • Swan Lake
  • Serenade
  • Symphony in C
    • Second Movement
  • Union Jack
    • RCAF
    • Wrens
  • La Valse
  • Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir

Jerome Robbins[edit]

  • Antique Epigraphs
  • The Cage
  • The Concert
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fanfare
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • In G Major
  • In the Night
  • Moves
  • Piano Pieces

Peter Martins[edit]

  • Harmonielehre
  • River of Light
  • The Sleeping Beauty
    • Lilac Fairy
    • Carabosse
    • Diamond
  • Swan Lake
  • Suite from Histoire du Soldat
  • Todo Buenos Aires
  • The Waltz Project

Richard Tanner[edit]

  • Ancient Airs and Dances
  • Schoenberg/Wuorinen Variations
  • Sonatas and Interludes

Ulysses Dove[edit]

  • Red Angels

Eliot Feld[edit]

  • The Unanswered Question

Robert La Fosse[edit]

  • Concerto in Five Movements


She was a motion capture dancer[1] for several Barbie movies and appeared in documentaries about the movies.

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Barbie in the Nutcracker Motion capture dancer - Clara
2001 Living a Ballet Dream Herself Documentary
2003 Barbie of Swan Lake Motion capture dancer - Odette
2006 Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Motion capture dancer - Genevieve
2006 Dancing on Air: The Making of Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses Herself Documentary


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