Zachary Catazaro was born in Canton, Ohio, and began his dance training at the School of Canton Ballet under tutelage of Cassandra Crowley and his mother Jennifer Catazaro Hayward. Mr. Catazaro studied at the School of American Ballet the official school of the New York City Ballet in 2006. In October 2007 he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and joined the Company’s corps de ballet in October 2008. He was promoted to soloist in February 2014 and elevated to Principal dancer in 2017. Notable featured roles at New York City Ballet include the title role in George Balanchine’s Apollo, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, Romeo in Peter Martins’ production of Romeo + Juliet as well as Prince Siegfried in Martins’ full length production Swan Lake, among many others. Mr. Catazaro has also been featured in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite as Tony and Bernardo and performed in Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering and NY Export: Opus Jazz.
The performance of Count Gremin in John Cranko’s Onegin in March 2019 marks both his role debut and his first performance with the Bayerisches Staatsballett.
(Information as of February 2019)
- 1st place at Youth America Grand Prix in 2002 and 2003
Debuts with the Bayerisches Staatsballett
Prince Gremin in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Gladiator in Spartacus (Y. Grigorovich)
The Duke in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Stiwa in Anna Karenina (C. Spuck)