American dancer born in New Mexico in 1965. He began his studies of dance in Phoenix at the age of 5, and then continued at the School of American Ballet, where he premiered the role of Luke in the magic flute (1981), of Peter Martinschoreography, especially created for the students of the school. That same year she joined the Corps de ballet of New York City Ballet; It promoted soloist in June 1984 and a year later to principal dancer. He has premiered main roles in the ballets: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos (1982), A Schubertiad (1984), Valse Triste (1985), Songs of Auvergne (1986), Ecstatic Orange (1987), A Fool for You (1988), Echo (1989), Fearful Symmetries (1990), A Musical Offering (1991) and Delight of the Muses (1992), of Martins; Archetypes (1988), by Robert Weiss; Five (1988), by Jean-Pierre Bonnefous; Prague Symphony (1990), Ancient Airs and Dances (1992), A Schubert Sonata (1994), Operetta Affezionata (1995) and Schoenberg Wuorinen Variations (1996), of Richard Tanner; Refractions (1992), of Alexandre Proia; I Have My Own Room (1992), by Robert La Fosse; Ebony Concerto (1994), Damian Woetzel; and Huoah (1995), of Kevin O'Day, among others. It is the author, along with ballerina Heather Watts, of the cookbook entitled Our Meals: Making a Home for Family and Friends (Riverhead Books, 1997).
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