Andrew Veyette was born in Denver, Colorado, and began his dance training at the age of nine, studying with Betty Downs at Dance Arts in Visalia, California. He entered the School of American Ballet in the fall of 1998. In 2000, Mr. Veyette joined New York City Ballet and received the Mae L. Wien Award, and in 2006, was promoted to soloist. He became a Principal Dancer in 2007.
Since joining New York City Ballet, Mr. Veyette has danced many works by George Balanchine, Mauro Bigonzetti, Peter Martins, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Wheeldon.
Mr. Veyette also originated several featured roles, including Mr. Martins’ Grazioso and The Red Violin; Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Two Birds with the Wings of One; and Richard Tanner’s Soirée.