Amar Ramasar

Amar Ramasar was born in the Bronx, New York, and began his studies at the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 1993. In addition, he studied at the American Ballet Theatre Summer Program and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Amar Ramasar became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2000 and joined the Company as a member of the Corps de Ballet the following year. He was promoted to Soloist in 2006 and then to Principal Dancer in 2009. At NYCB, he has been featured in numerous works by George Balanchine, including Agon, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, George Balanchines The Nutcracker. He was also prominently featured in works choreographed by Jerome Robbins, Benjamin Millepied, and Christopher Wheeldon. Amar Ramasar also originated several roles in works by Peter Martins, Mauro Bigonzetti, Wayne McGregor, Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, and others. He was a recipient of the Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer in 2015 and a Mae L. Wien Award recipient for 2000. Amar Ramasar additionally works collaboratively with many international choreographers. In 2018, Ramasar played Jigger Craigin, one of the lead roles in the revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel on Broadway. He performed the Tony award-winning choreography live for the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In 2019, he was named Principal guest artist with the Teatro dell Opera di Roma and originated the role of Don José in its brand new, full-length production of Carmen, choreographed by Jiří Bubeníček. Amar Ramasar starred as Bernardo in the 2020 revival of West Side Story on Broadway. In the 2021-22 season he is ballet master for Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition at the Bayerisches Staatsballett. For the 2021-22 season, Amar Ramasar is the Repetiteur for Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition at the Bayerisches Staatsballett. (Information as of 2022)