Rosemary Dunleavy

Ballet Mistress for the New York City Ballet, is a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts and also attended the School of American Ballet. In 1961 she was invited by George Balanchine to join NYCB, where she performed in countless ballets including the world premieres of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Jewels. In 1971 Dunleavy retired from dancing to become Balanchine's Assistant Ballet Mistress, and in 1983 was named NYCB's Ballet Mistress, responsible for rehearsing the vast majority of Balanchine ballets as well as numerous other works in the repertory.