Ryan Cardea

PNB Corps de Ballet

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Ryan Cardea is from New York, New York. He studied on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at American Ballet Theatre, Chautauqua School of Dance, Miami City Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where he was a 2009 recipient of the Flemming Halby Exchange with the Royal Danish Ballet School. Mr. Cardea joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2009 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2010.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Andrew Bartee’s arms that work, Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots), Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land and Sechs Tänze (Six Dances), Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less, Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker (Commedia), and Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs.

Originated Leading Roles

Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill and Mark Morris’ Kammermusik No. 3.

Featured Roles

Peter Boal’s Giselle, Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty, Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote, Kent Stowell’s Cinderella, and Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles.

Photos of Ryan Cardea

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