Elgin, South Carolina, USA

Pavlovich Dance School; Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington

Previous companies
Joffrey Ballet; American Ballet Theatre Studio Company; Orlando Ballet and currently Principal with The Washington Ballet

English National Ballet
Joined the Company as Guest Artist in November 2015

Roles danced
Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake; Crassus in Fernando Bujones’s Spartacus; Basilio and Espada in Don Quixote; Conrad and Ali in Le Corsaire; Albrecht in Giselle; Romeo, Romeo & Juliet and George Wilson (a role created in Septime Webre’s The Great Gatsby); he has also danced principal roles in Thyla Tharp’s Surfer At The River Styx; Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero; Trey McIntyre’s A Day in the Life and Edwaard Liang’s La Ofrenda amongst many others

Other info
Recognised as Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”, he has competed in major international competitions. In 2012 he made history as the first African American to win a gold medal at Varna’s International Ballet Competition, as well as winning the 2012 Istanbul Grand Prix. He also won gold at the Boston International Ballet Competition. He is a recipient of the Marius Liepa Award (2011); South Carolina Jewel Award (2011); Silver Medal 2009 Helsinki International Ballet Competition; The Princess Grace of Monaco Award (2007) and Silver Medal – USA International Ballet Competition

Bracing lines in arabesque, soaring jumps, clean landings from double tours en l’air and demonic grandes pirouettes