Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Heather Watts is acontributing editor at Vanity Fair. She joined New York City Ballet (NYCB) in 1970, and was one of the last of the Balanchine ballerinas. Watts worked closely with Balanchine and Jerome Robbins at NYCB, retiring from the stage in 1995, and has created academic courses on Balanchine’s life and work at Harvard University, was a visiting lecturer in Dance at Princeton University, and has led residencies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Watts was a fellow at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU in 2014 and is currently an affiliate fellow there. Her numerous awards include a doctorate honoris causa from Hunter College.