Megan Fairchild

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Megan Fairchild
Born 1984 (age 32–33)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Occupation ballet dancer
Years active 2001–present
Current group New York City Ballet

Megan Fairchild (born 1984) is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.[1]

Early life[edit]

Megan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1984. She went to high school at the Professional Children's School. She studied dance at Ballet West, and entered the School of American Ballet as a boarding student in 2000.


Prior to becoming a principal dancer in 2005, she was a member of the corps de ballet in 2002 and promoted to a soloist in 2004. Her brother, Robert Fairchild is also a principal with the company.[2] She and her brother are both recipients of the Mae L. Wien Award at the School of American Ballet[3] and the only siblings to share this distinction.

Fairchild made her Broadway stage debut playing the role of Ivy Smith in the 2014 revival of On the Town,[4] which opened on October 16, 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. She received the 2015 Theatre World Award for her performance. She is currently a Teaching Fellow with the School of American Ballet.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Mae L. Wien Award Outstanding Promise Won
2015 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical On The Town Nominated
Theatre World Award Won
Astaire Award Best Female Dancer Won


  1. ^ "Megan Fairchild". New York City Ballet. 
  2. ^ "Robert Fairchild". New York City Ballet. 
  3. ^ Henry, Sally. "BWW Interview: Robbie and Megan Fairchild Talk Awards Season, Broadway vs. Ballet, and More!". Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  4. ^ Kaufman, Joanne (2015-03-20). "Megan Fairchild, Ballet Dancer, at Home in Westchester". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 

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