Katie's Apartment – Upper West Side
An off-duty ballerina wearing our Ballerina collection! We visited Katie at home, just before she dashed to rehearsal. A few days later, attending the ballet at Lincoln Center, we recognized the distinct lines of her arms and legs the moment she stepped into the light.
The most meaningful piece of jewelry I own is
a ring my younger sister got me while she was in Greece. It's so unique and unlike any other piece of jewelry I own.
The most valuable lesson I’ve learned living in New York City is
don't let the city change you. NYC is very fast-paced and cut throat.. everyone has a goal and ambition and will do whatever it takes in order to achieve their goal. It is easy to become jaded by this, but kindness will go a long way.
The most challenging part of my job is
making time for a normal social life. I love rehearsing and training all day.. but I'm exhausted by the time I get home. It's hard to make time or have energy to keep up with relationships outside of work.
The most exciting part of my job is
traveling. I am lucky to get to perform in beautiful opera houses all over the world.
My favorite place in the city is
my apartment. I'm always on the go and running around the city for rehearsals, training, shoots, etc.. I love being able to come home and unwind with a glass of wine.
I look for inspiration in
music. I love going to see live music or musicians playing on the streets.. they have such a passion for what they're doing. I love observing that and applying it to my own art.
When I’m not rehearsing or performing I’m
reading, watching football, exploring live music, and doing anything to stay active.
Katie Boren is a corps de ballet member of American Ballet Theatre.