Before joining the New York City Ballet, Suzanne Farrell trained at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet. She started dancing in the New York City’s corps de ballet, but she quickly moved up within the Company, becoming a principal dancer. Balanchine choreographed many ballet’s for Farrell, she was his “alabaster princess.” After retiring from an unusually long and exceptional career, Farrell taught in ballet companies all over the world. She continued on to start her own company, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Overtime, a three week study program called “exploring the ballet with Suzanne Farrell” developed, allowing advanced students to train with one of the greatest ballerina’s of the century.