Ariel Breitman

Ariel Breitman is from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and began his dance training at the age of eight with the Boys Scholarship Program of Metropolitan Ballet Academy. At 16, Ariel moved to New York City to train with the Ellison Ballet-Professional Training Program. In 2012 and 2013, Ariel earned three gold medals from the Youth America Grand Prix competition and one silver medal in 2013 from the Tanzolymp International Ballet Competition in Berlin. After graduating from Ellison Ballet, Ariel joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company for one season. Ariel also competed in the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition. He joined Colorado Ballet in 2014.

Hometown:
Huntingdon Valley, PA

Dance training and awards:
Boys Scholarship Program of Metropolitan Ballet Academy directed by Lisa Collins
Ellison Ballet-Professional Training Program with Edward Ellison
Three gold medals from the Youth America Grand Prix competition in 2012 and 2013
One silver medal from the Tanzolymp International Ballet Competition in Berlin in 2013
Competed in the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, where he performed with his partner in the final round and galas

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014

Promotions:
N/A

Selected roles and ballets: 
Kaschei in Firebird
Puck in Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Bulldog Sailor in Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free
Joker in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland)
Nutcracker Prince in Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker
Grand Pas de Deux from La Esmeralda
Flames of Paris
Diana and Acteon Pas de Deux from La Esmeralda
Pas de Trois from Swan Lake
Pas de Quatre from Raymonda
Grand Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire
Liza in George Balanchine’s Who Cares?
John Darling in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan
Basilio’s Variation from Don Quixote
Poet’s Variation from Chopiniana
James’ Variation from La Sylphide
Cavalier from The Nutcracker

More about Ariel:
Ariel was invited to compete in the 2014 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, where he performed with his partner in the final round and galas.

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