Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Harlequinade (Pierrot)
  • Ivesiana (The Unanswered Question)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon, Puck)
  • Mozartiana (Gigue)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Candy Cane, Tea, Soldier)
  • Prodigal Son
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • La Sonnambula
  • Stars and Stripes
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tarantella
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3
  • Variations Pour Une Porte Et Un Soupir
August Bournonville
  • La Sylphide (Gurn [NYCB Premiere])
Peter Martins
  • Eight More
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • A Fool for You
  • Les Gentilhommes
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Harmonielehre
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird)
  • Swan Lake (Jester)
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Concerto DSCH
Jerome Robbins
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Tuba)
  • The Four Seasons (Fall)
  • Interplay
Richard Tanner
  • Soirée (Quadriglia)
Lynne Taylor-Corbett
  • Chiaroscuro

Originated featured roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • Peter Martins: Friandises, Grazioso, Ocean's Kingdom, Romeo + Juliet (Mercutio)
  • Robert La Fosse: Land of Nod
  • Justin Peck: ‘Rōdē,ō: Four Dance Episodes
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Namouna, A Grand Divertissement
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Les Carillons, Shambards

Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and began his dance training at the age of 11 at the Judith Lee Johnson Studio of Dance, studying with Lenny Holmes. He also studied at Les Jeunes Danseurs with Javier Dubraq and attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Program, training with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. In 1999, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training during their Winter Program. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins' The Sleeping Beauty. In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007.

Other Performances

Mr. Ulbricht has performed internationally as a guest artist, and is the founder and director of Stars of the American Ballet.


Mr. Ulbricht is the Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2003-2004.


Mr. Ulbricht is the Creative Director of NYCB’s Family Saturdays program. Additionally, he serves as artistic advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet and is the artistic director of the New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik