New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Jared Angle will give his final performance with New York City Ballet on 4 February 2023 at 2pm, dancing the role of Prince Ivan in George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins' Firebird.
Angle is scheduled to appear in all six performances of Firebird during the 2023 Winter Season, performing on 20 January, 21 January at 8pm, 22 January, 24 January, 27 January, and 4 February at 2pm, his farewell performance.
Following his retirement from NYCB, Angle will join the Royal Danish Ballet as a Ballet Master.
Angle became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 1998 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet later that year. He was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2001 and to principal dancer in 2005. In his 25-year career with NYCB Angle has performed featured roles in some of the Company's most iconic works, including ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, among others. In addition, he also originated featured roles in works by Melissa Barak, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Peck, Richard Tanner, and Wheeldon.
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