Dancer Jenifer Ringer: Behind the Scenes | Working Mother

Dancer Jenifer Ringer: Behind the Scenes

This busy dancer mom finds her balance on pointe and off.

Read Jenifer's story here.

The Many Sides of Jenifer

The Many Sides of Jenifer

A classic beauty, Jenifer glows with warmth and humanity on stage. In person she’s sweet, kind, real.

On Her Toes

On Her Toes

Inspired by the lush music of Tschaikovsky and the elegant choreography of her boss, New York City Ballet master in chief Peter Martins, Jenifer wows the crowd as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

All smiles, Jenifer relaxes with daughter Grace and husband James Fayette. James was once her onstage partner at New York City Ballet and now is a union representative for dancers. They were gorgeous together, and still are!

Vision of Spring

Vision of Spring

Jenifer is light and breezy in the Spring section of The Four Seasons, with music by Giuseppi Verdi and choreography by the great Jerome Robbins.

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

The versatile dancer is comfortable in both classical and modern ballet. Here, she rehearses with choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, former director of the Bolshoi Ballet, for one of his recent works, Namouna: A Grand Divertissement.

Showtime

Showtime

Jenifer sparkles in the high-energy ballet Who Cares? which features the work of two cultural icons: songs by George Gershwin and choreography by New York City Ballet co-founder George Balanchine.

Grand Jeté!

Grand Jeté!

It’s every little girls dream: to dance in The Nutcracker. For Jenifer Ringer, the dream came true—big time. She is often featured as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the timeless Tschaikovsky/Balanchine ballet, which is performed every winter at New York City Ballet.

The Swan

The Swan

Among the many classic ballets Jenifer has been tapped for is Swan Lake. She had resisted portraying the famous role of Odette/Odile for years, but she finally donned the feathers—and soared!

Versatility

Versatility

A dissonant score by Leonid Desyatnikov and mesmerizing choreography by Alexei Ratmansky provide Jenifer with another role in a modern ballet, Russian Seasons.

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