Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet Principle Dancer, choreographed and performed an original piece based on George Balanchine's iconic statement: "There are no new steps, only new combinations".
New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Amar Ramasar was born in the Bronx. He began his studies at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 1993, and also studied at the American Ballet Theatre Summer Program and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. In July 2000 Ramasar became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and a year later joined the company as a member of the corps de ballet. In 2006 he was promoted to soloist and in October 2009 was named Principal Dancer.
For this performance, Amar Ramasar was accompanied Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek mezzo-soprano, Alexandrina Boyanova violin, and Stephanie Block viola.
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I absolutely loved this performance 06/10/2015