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Jose Sebastian

New York, New York

Joined ABT 2009


Photo: Renata Pavam

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 Herrult and Olga Kostritzky.

His performance experience includes Scenes de Ballet choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini by Benjamin Millepied and Square Dance and Western Symphony choreographed by George Balanchine, among others.

Sebastian joined ABT’s Studio Company in 2006 and American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in January 2009 and 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).

Mr. Sebastian’s performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by Lisa Towbin and Karen C. Phillips.


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