September 2, 2009
SOLOIST SASCHA RADETSKY TO RETURN
TO AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
Sascha Radetsky will return to American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist on January 1, 2010, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
Born in Santa Cruz, California, Radetsky began his ballet studies in the San Francisco Bay area with Damara Bennett and Ayako Takahashi. He studied on scholarship at the summer programs of the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre’s School of Classical Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet School and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Vail, Colorado. At age 15, he was invited to study in Moscow at the Bolshoi Academy under men’s teacher Pytor Pestov and subsequently at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C. He toured with the Kirov Ballet throughout the United States and internationally.
Radetsky joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice in 1995, became a member of the corps de ballet in 1996 and a Soloist in 2003. His repertoire with the Company includes Lankendem and Birbanto in Le Corsaire, Espada in Don Quixote, the Pastor in Fall River Legend, the second sailor in Fancy Free, Hilarion and peasant pas de deux in Giselle, the Jailer in Manon, Camille in The Merry Widow, the Cavalier and the Nutcracker-Prince in The Nutcracker, Iago in Othello, the title role in Petrouchka, the Champion Roper in Rodeo, Tybalt and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, the Bluebird in The Sleeping Beauty, Benno and von Rothbart in Swan Lake, Orion in Sylvia, the fourth movement in Symphony in C and leading roles in Études, The Leaves Are Fading, Rabbit and Rogue and Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison. He created a leading role in From Here On Out. Radetsky starred in the movie Center Stage, directed by Nicholas Hytner, in 2000. He is married to ABT Soloist Stella Abrera.
In September 2008, Radetsky joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal dancer, where his repertoire included Albrecht in Giselle and Masetto in Don Giovanni.