Robbie Fairchild was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began his dance training at Dance Concepts at the age of four with Rebecca Bateman and Kaelynne Oliphant. His formal ballet training began at the age of ten at the Ballet West Conservatory with Sharee Lane. Other various teachers include: Laura King, Trey Barber, Brooke Healy, and Jaqueline and Heather College of Utah Regional Ballet.
Robbie attended the 2002 and 2003 summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full time student in the fall of 2003. In June 2005, Robbie became an apprentice with NYCB, and the following June, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. He was promoted to soloist in May 2007, and in October 2009 was promoted to principal dancer.
Robbie joined me in this two-part interview with his fiancee Tiler Peck, who is also a Principal dancer with NYCB.
Robert Fairchild on OPUS 19/THE DREAMER – Principal Dancer Robert Fairchild talks about Sergei Prokofiev’s dreamlike score and the unique challenges of dancing the lead role in Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer.