Angelica Generosa | Principal Dancer2022-11-18T13:47:49-08:00

Angelica Generosa

Angelica Generosa (she/her) is from South River, New Jersey. She studied on scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Princeton Ballet, and she attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet, Chautauqua Summer Program, and New Jersey Ballet. She also studied with Gina Forcella in Sayreville, New Jersey. Angelica joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2011. She was promoted to corps de ballet in 2012, soloist in 2016, and principal in 2020.

Angelica has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, Coppélia (Waltz of the Golden Hours), Emeralds, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Butterfly, Hermia), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sugar Plum Fairy, Columbine, Hot Chocolate, Marzipan, Dewdrop), Rubies, La Source, Symphony in C, Tarantella, and Theme and Variations; Peter Boal’s Giselle (Peasant pas de deux); Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump, Memory Glow, One Thousand Pieces, and Silent Ghost; Kyle Davis’ A Dark and Lonely Space; David Dawson’s Empire Noir and A Million Kisses to my Skin; Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement; Molissa Fenley’s solo State of Darkness; William Forsythe’s New Suite and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora, Fairy of Joy, Gold and Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land; Jessica Lang’s Her Door to the Sky; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Cendrillon (Sister) and Romeo et Juliette (Nurse); Benjamin Millepied’s 3 Movements; Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Before After; Justin Peck’s Debonair and Year of the Rabbit; Miles Pertl’s Wash of Gray; Crystal Pite’s Emergence; Alexei Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, Don Quixote (Juanita), and Pictures at an Exhibition; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, and West Side Story Suite (Maria); Eva Stone’s F O I L; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Cinderella (Cinderella, Spring), Nutcracker (Flora) and Swan Lake (Odette/Odile, Pas de trois, Czardas, Neapolitan Dance); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; and Twyla Tharp’s Afternoon Ball and Brief Fling. She originated leading roles in Andrew Bartee’s arms that work, Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss, Kyle Davis’ Las Estrellas, Jessica Lang’s Ghost Variations, Edwaard Liang’s The Veil Between Worlds, Matthew Neenan’s Bacchus, Penny Saunders’ Wonderland, Price Suddarth’s The Intermission Project and Signature, and Tharp’s Waiting at the Station.

Angelica was the recipient of the Youth American Grand Prix Regional Hope Award in 2005, and she was a YAGP New York finalist in 2007. She also was the recipient of the School of American Ballet Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

Angelica has performed as a guest artist with the Vail International Dance Festival, American Academy of Ballet, and Ballet Hawaii. She has performed at the Chautauqua Dance Alumni Gala and Gala de ballet de Buenos Aires.

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