Peter Martins is gone. But the company, at a critical moment in its history, showed grit and rose to the challenge in six Balanchine ballets.
Russell Janzen, who joined the company in 2008, is known for his élan. Seven dancers from the company’s corps de ballet were promoted to the rank of soloist.
New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater’s “Nutcracker” productions demonstrate how dancers evolve as they advance to new roles.