New York City Ballet Dancer Joins Union Staff

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New York City Ballet principal dancer James Fayette will join the staff of the American Guild of Musical Artists this fall, the union announced.

Fayette will serve as New York-area dance executive for AGMA, which represents dancers, singers, and staff members across the country. He will be responsible for assisting in grievance resolution and in contract negotiations.

According to the union, Fayette will retire from NYCB after this month's performances at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. A member of the company since 1990, Fayette has been a principal dancer since 2002.

"James is not only a great dancer, but is an accomplished grass-roots organizer and negotiator," said AGMA executive director Alan S. Gordon. "Over the past six years, he's been invaluable in spearheading the renegotiation of the New York City Ballet collective bargaining agreement, clearly the best dance contract in the United States."in the United States."

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