Wendy Whelan (born May 7, 1967) was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and is a guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky (USA), she began her dance training with local teacher, Virginia Wooton, at the age of three. After performing as a mouse in "The Nutcracker" with the Louisville Ballet, she joined Louisville Ballet Academy, where she started formal training. In 1981, she received a scholarship to the summer course at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, joining as a full-time student a year later.
Wendy joined NYCB in 1984 as an apprentice and entered the company's corps de ballet January 1986. She was promoted to soloist in 1989, and to principal dancer in 1991...
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