Tonight marks the opening of New York City Ballet's new season, and with it, the second world premiere by NYCB Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette. Lovette, a principal with the company since 2015, studied ballet at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary, North Carolina, later attending summer courses at the School of American Ballet in the summers of 2004 and 2005. She enrolled at SAB as a full-time student in 2006, and joined the main company in 2010.
Her piece for the Fall Gala, which coincides with New York Fashion Week, pits Lovette and designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim together for a collaboration that's as much about style as it is dance.
Lovette began choreographing while a student at SAB where she participated in the School’s Choreography Workshops in 2008 and 2009. In the summer of 2010, Lovette also participated in a working session of the New York Choreographic Institute, and her first work for NYCB, For Clara, was created for the 2016 Fall Gala.