Birthplace
Pennsylvania, USA

Training
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet; Boston Ballet School; Orlando Ballet School

Previous companies
Boston Ballet (2009) promoted to Principal, 2012; joined ABT in 2015, promoted to Principal, 2016; Performed with English National Ballet in 2017 as Guest Artist, joined as Lead Principal in 2018

English National Ballet
Guest Artist (2017); roles included: Hilarion, Akram Khan’s Giselle; Messenger of Death, MacMillan’s Song of the Earth; James, La Sylphide; Romeo, Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet and the Nephew/Prince, Eagling’s Nutcracker. Recent appearances have included both Des Grieux and Lescaut in MacMillan’s Manon, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake and Prince Guillaume and Benjamin in Wheeldon’s Cinderella. Created roles include William Forsythe’s Playlist (Track 1, 2)

Repertoire
Prince Désiré and Bluebird, The Sleeping Beauty; Prince in Ashton’s Cinderella; Basilio Nureyev’s Don Quixote; Siegfried in Swan Lake; Bronze Idol and Solor, La Bayadère; Colas, La Fille mal gardée; Oberon and Puck, Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mercutio and Benvolio, Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet; Franz in Coppélia; Ali/Lankendem, Le Corsaire; Lensky, Onegin; Prince, The Nutcracker. Principal roles in: Lander’s Etudes; Balanchine’s Theme & VariationsHarlequinade, Ballo della Regina, Symphony in Three Movements, The Four Temperaments, the Third Movement in Symphony in C, Diamonds/Rubies in Jewels, Prodigal Son and Tarantella. Works by Ekman, Elo, Forsythe, Kylián, Martinez, McGregor, Ratmansky, Robbins, van Manen, Wheeldon, amongst others

Other info
Junior Gold Medal YAGP (2006); Bronze Medal, USA Int’l Ballet Competition (2006); Silver Medal, Seoul Int’l Dance Competition (2008); Gold Medal, Helsinki International Ballet Competition (2009) (first American); Senior Grand Prix YAGP (2009); NFAA Silver Level Award (2009); Princess Grace Fellowship (2009); UK National Dance Award Nomination (2013); Benois de la Danse Nomination (2017)

His jumps are gorgeous and buoyant, his timing is razor-sharp, his footwork clean and fast
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