Judith Fugate looks back on an extensive career as a dancer. As a Principal Ballerina with the New York City Ballet she danced roles in virtually every ballet in the company’s repertoire, counting among her partners Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Helgi Tomasson. In addition, she toured extensively with groups led by renowned artists such as Baryshnikov, Martins and Cynthia Gregory. She appeared on »Live from Lincoln Center« with Ray Charles in Peter Martins’s »A Fool for You«. In the Metropolitan Opera’s production of »La Traviata«, conducted by Plácido Domingo, she was partnered by Fernando Bujones and Peter Boal. She left NYCB in 1997 and currently works as repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust and the Jerome Robbins Rights Trust, staging the works by these renowned choreographers worldwide. In addition, along with her husband Medhi Bahiri, she directed the Ballet NY from 1997 to 2004, a small contemporary ballet company based in New York City. At the Vienna State Ballet, Judith Fugate was responsible for the staging of »Diamonds« in Balanchine’s »Jewels« in 2019.