Ryan Cardea

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



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



Justin Peck



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
The Intermission Project*



Twyla Tharp
Afternoon Ball
Nine Sinatra Songs



Ezra Thomson
The Perpetual State*
Salt of the Earth*



* Originated role