Ballet Careers
Rosenfield in Dances Patrelle's Yorkville Nutcracker. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, Courtesy Rosenfield.

Shoshana Ronsenfield's career has not followed a straight path. In a surprising move, the born-and-raised New Yorker left a burgeoning career at New York City Ballet in 2012 to study economics at Barnard College. Upon graduating, Rosenfield spent six months freelancing with companies including New Chamber Ballet and Tom Gold Dance before spending two years working in global management at Goldman Sachs (and dancing on the side).

Now Rosenfield is on to a new chapter: She's just completed a boot camp in computer coding, and is currently doing a coding teaching fellowship. But she's still dancing. This weekend, Rosenfield will appear in Tom Gold Dance's fall season at Florence Gould Hall. We caught up with Rosenfield to hear all about how she's balanced college and career and how she's learned that it is possible to do it all.

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Wendy Whelan in Hagoromo. Photo by David Michalek, courtesy BAM.

It's safe to say that Wendy Whelan has not slowed down since retiring from New York City Ballet last year. From her Restless Creature tour, to her recent collaboration with The Royal Ballet's Edward Watson, to her upcoming performance in the Japanese Noh work Hagoromo alongside Jock Soto, she's continued to explore new terrain.

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