The New York Times
By Alastair Macaulay
October 19, 2014
A Loving, Lingering Farewell Embrace
Wendy Whelan Leaves City Ballet After 30 Years
As the ballerina Wendy Whelan gave her farewell performance with New York City Ballet on Saturday night, after 30 years with the company, many facets of her complex stage personality flooded the David H. Koch Theater. She’s resolute and vulnerable, incisive and responsive, rapturous and bleak, angry and funny, implacable and compassionate, enthusiastic and inquiring. Above all, she’s an ideally modern woman, dancing with men as if part of a team, together on equal terms.