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Joined ABT 2019
Joseph Markey, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, began his training at Debbie’s Dance Company under the direction of Debra Ford. There, he worked with artists such as jazz musician Donald Byrd, choreographer Francesca Harper, tap dancer Anthony Morigerato, and choreographer Dwight Rhoden. In 2017, Markey moved to Orlando, Florida, and became a trainee with Orlando Ballet School. He joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company the following year. Markey attended summer programs at Ballet West, Orlando Ballet, Next Generation Ballet, Art of Movement, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He won a silver medal as a YoungArts finalist in 2017, a bronze medal at the USA International Ballet Competition Jackson in 2018, and first place at Youth America Grand Prix Tampa semi-finals in 2018.
Markey joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in December 2019 and became a member of the corps de ballet in September 2021. His repertoire includes the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake and featured roles in La Follia Variations and Indestructible Light, as well as roles in all the Company’s full-length ballets.
ABT is grateful to Patricia R. Morton for supporting the Dancer Fund in honor of Joseph Markey.