Dance: Christopher Wheeldon: Master of His Domain

A fine dancer emerges as a terrific dancemaker

Drop by Lincoln Center whenever a work by Jerome Robbins is on the program at the New York City Ballet, and chances are you'll see a 26-year-old Brit with a long neck and a big, bright smile. N.Y.C.B. soloist Christopher Wheeldon is engaging and reliable, and he knows how to make the most of a Robbins role. But last week he swapped his tights for a business suit to take a bow with 62 children from the School of American Ballet as 2,000 dancegoers yelled their heads off. The occasion was the premiere of his own Scenes de Ballet, which confirmed...

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