Ryan Cardea

Ryan Cardea | Corps de Ballet

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
  • Coppélia (Dr. Coppelius)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Herr Drosselmeier, Soldier Doll, Tea, Candy Cane)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander)
  • Prodigal Son (Friend)
  • Rubies (Pas de deux)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Gangster)
Andrew Bartee
  • arms that work
Peter Boal
  • Giselle (Old Man)
Donald Byrd
  • Love and Loss*
Nacho Duato
  • Rassemblement
William Forsythe
  • New Suite
  • One Flat Thing, reproduced
Marco Goecke
  • Place a Chill*
Ronald Hynd
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Catalabutte, Puss in Boots)
Jiří Kylián
  • Forgotten Land
  • Sechs Tänze (Six Dances)
Jean-Christophe Maillot
  • Roméo et Juliette (Acolyte)
Benjamin Millepied
  • 3 Movements
Mark Morris
  • Kammermusik No. 3*
Noelani Pantastico
  • Picnic*
Justin Peck
  • Debonair
Crystal Pite
  • Plot Point
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Don Quixote (Harlequin)
Jerome Robbins
  • The Concert
Kent Stowell
  • Cinderella (Harlequin)
  • Nutcracker (Herr Drosselmeier, Commedia)
  • Swan Lake (Neapolitan Dance)
Susan Stroman
  • TAKE FIVE…More or Less
Price Suddarth
  • Signature
Twyla Tharp
  • Afternoon Ball
  • Nine Sinatra Songs
Ezra Thomson
  • The Perpetual State*

* Originated role