Dance History Quiz | Wendy Whelan’s Balanchine Debut

Wendy Whelan’s Balanchine Debut

1 Former New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan’s first performance in a Balanchine ballet took place April 30, 1983, when, as a School of American Ballet student, she danced a corps role in Western Symphony. What other important event happened on the same day?

a. Balanchine sent her a personal congratulatory note.
b. Balanchine offered her a company contract.
c. Balanchine told her he doubted she had a future in dance.
d. Balanchine died.