Dance History Quiz | Two firsts for Reisen

Fun facts for teachers & students


Former School of American Ballet student Gianna Reisen choreographed her first-ever work for New York City Ballet this fall. What else was notable about Reisen’s commission?

a. At age 18, Reisen is the youngest person ever invited to choreograph for NYCB.
b. Reisen is the first woman to choreograph for NYCB.
c. It is the first time a dancer has performed in an NYCB work he or she also choreographed.
d. Reisen won the commission through a public contest.