|Born||July 8, 1985|
Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
|Education||School of American Ballet|
|Current group||New York City Ballet|
Early life and training
Hyltin was born in Amarillo, Texas. She wanted to be an ice skater, and would train before school starts. However, Hyltin's mother also enrolled her to ballet classes. When she was 12, she auditioned for School of American Ballet, but was rejected. She was ultimately accepted by SAB's summer program in 2000, and stayed in New York as a full-time student.
Hyltin became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2002, and became a member of the corps de ballet the following year. She was named soloist in 2006 and principal dancer the following year. Her repertoire included classical roles such as Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty and the Sylph in La Sylphide, Balanchine's works such as "Rubies" from Jewels, Western Symphony and Theme and Variations, and Jerome Robbins works including Afternoon of a Faun and The Four Seasons. She also originated a number of roles including Jean-Pierre Frohlich's Varied Trio (in four) and Justin Peck's Pulcinella Variations.
Hyltin was a teaching fellow at School of American Ballet between 2014 and 2016. She became a permanent faculty in 2016.
In 2019, Hyltin married Ryan Bailes, a research analyst at an investment management firm.
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