Watch The Wendy Whelan Story

Posted on January 11, 2013 by Jennifer Stahl

Before becoming a beloved prima ballerina with New York City Ballet, Wendy Whelan was just another girl growing up in Louisville, Kentucky. Tonight, local TV station KET will air "Wendy Whelan: Moments of Grace" on its Kentucky Muse program at 10 pm EST (and the station will rerun it next Wednesday at 8 pm). Those of us who live in other states can watch it stream online at The documentary explores Whelan's childhood growing up in Kentucky, and gives an inside look at the impact of her roots on her incredible career. Watch Whelan's 2011 performance with Louisville Ballet. Hear interviews with her family members, husband and fellow dancers. And, best of all, see a 6-year-old Wendy in a bumble bee costume practicing her dance moves at home. Now that's must-see TV!