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.
Dammiel has performed leading roles in George Balanchine’s Agon, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Mouse King, Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, Theseus); Alejandro Cerrudo’s Little mortal jump; William Forsythe’s New Suite; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Wolf); Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering; and Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana and Swan Lake (pas de trois, Czardas). He originated leading roles in Nia-Amina Minor’s And yet here we are, and Donald Byrd’s Love and Loss.