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Cy Doherty

Raleigh, North Carolina

Joined ABT 2021


Cy Doherty began his formal training in Cary, North Carolina. At 16, he moved to The Harid Conservatory and trained under Meelis Pakri. While there, he danced lead roles and received the Rudolf Nureyev Award, the inaugural Marcelo Gomes Scholarship, and was a two-time winner of the Fred Lieberman Award. After earning Top 12 in the Youth America Grand Prix NYC Finals, Doherty was offered a position with Ballet West II, where he performed lead roles. He also performed in Ballet West company productions of George Balanchine’s Jewels, Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella, and Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake.

Doherty joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in September 2019 and became an apprentice with the main Company in November 2021. His repertoire includes Don Quixote in Don Quixote and von Rothbart (Lakeside) in Swan Lake, as well as roles in all the Company’s full-length ballets.

ABT is grateful to Stefanie and Doug Kahn for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Cy Doherty.


  • Swan Lake (McKenzie) - von Rothbart (Lakeside)