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Joined ABT 2015
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Garegin Pogossian was born in Germany and raised in Lyon, France. He began his ballet education in Lyon at the age of nine and was accepted into the National Conservatory at age 13. In 2008, Pogossian won first prize at the French National Dance Competition in the category of character dance. In 2014, Pogossian participated in the Prix de Lausanne and was awarded a scholarship to join American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. The same year, he was invited to perform at the gala in honor of Marika Besabresova in Florence, Italy.
Pogossian became an apprentice with American Ballet Theatre in September 2015 and joined the corps de ballet in June 2016. His repertoire includes the Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, Harlequin, the Russian Dance, and the Chinese Dance in Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, the Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, leading roles in AFTERITE and The Brahms-Haydn Variations, and a featured role in In the Upper Room.
Pogossian has performed as a guest artist in Colombia, France, Armenia, and the United States.