Dammiel Cruz-Garrido (he/him) is from Queens, New York. He studied on full scholarship at the School of American Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Boston Ballet. He was the recipient of the Mae. L. Wien Award and Danish American Nationals Cultural Exchange (DANCE) scholarship. He joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2016 and was promoted to corps de ballet later that year. He became a soloist in 2022.