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Meet Jose Sebastian

New York City native Jose Sebastian began his dance training at age eight. He joined the ABT Studio Company in 2006 and became an apprentice with the main Company in January 2009. Sebastian joined ABT as a member of the corps de ballet in 2010.

Catch him performing with the Company in tour engagements of Whipped Cream in Iowa City, April 6, and Chicago, April 11-14.

Read on to learn more about Jose!

Photo: Renata Pavam.
Jose Sebastian in Serenade after Plato's Symposium. Photo: Marty Sohl.

Jose Sebastian, corps de ballet
Joined ABT 2009
Hometown: New York, New York

What is your dream role to dance?

Albrecht in Giselle has been my dream role since I was a teenager. Aside from the technical proficiency and strength required, the performer needs to have a presence that draws in all corners of the theater, especially in Act II.

What is your favorite ABT memory on stage?

Too many to count. Dancing everyday with my friends tends to create a plethora of great memories.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

I think people might be surprised that I am adopted, and I have a Chinese sister who is also adopted.  We are very close, and she is my biggest fan and supporter.

What are you most looking forward to on tour?

Getting out of the city. I love to travel. Still living in New York City where I was born and raised has further increased my love for traveling.

Jose Sebastian in Dream within a Dream (deferred). Photo: Rosalie O'Connor.

About Jose

Jose Sebastian, a native of New York City, started his dance training at age 8 with the School of American Ballet and continued training there for nearly 10 years. He received additional ballet training at Studio Maestro and private training with Fabrice Herrault and Olga Kostritzky.

Sebastian joined the ABT Studio Company in 2006 and American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in January 2009. He became a member of the corps de ballet in January 2010.  His repertoire with the Company includes a Persian Man in the Golden Cockerel, the Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker, a Cavalier and the English Suitor in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty, a Fairy Knight in The Sleeping Beauty, Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, Jaseion in Sylvia, leading roles in AFTERITE, Serenade after Plato’s Symposium and Thirteen Diversions, and featured roles in Company B, Private Light, Raymonda Divertissements, Sinfonietta and Songs of Bukovina.  He created roles in the first production of Aftereffect (2013) and the new production of AfterEffect (2015).

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Apr

06

Whipped Cream

1:00 pm / Hancher Auditorium

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

06

Whipped Cream

6:30 pm / Hancher Auditorium

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

11

Whipped Cream

7:30 pm / Auditorium Theatre

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

12

Whipped Cream

7:30 pm / Auditorium Theatre

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

13

Whipped Cream

2:00 pm / Auditorium Theatre

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

13

Whipped Cream

7:30 pm / Auditorium Theatre

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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Apr

14

Whipped Cream

2:00 pm / Auditorium Theatre

From the delicious imaginations of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop surrealist visionary Mark Ryden comes a second helping of this dollop of delightful whimsy. In this fantastical confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To escape his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee, and the marching Marzipan. A delight for ballet fans of all ages.

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