Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

David Allan
  • Reunions
George Balanchine
  • Agon
  • Allegro Brillante
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Fourth Movement)
  • Danses Concertantes
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Ivesiana (In the Inn)
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Divertissement, Demetrius)
  • Monumentum pro Gesualdo
  • Movements for Piano and Orchestra
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate, Mother Ginger, Mouse King)
  • Orpheus
  • La Sonnambula (The Baron)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (Second Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Union Jack
  • La Valse
  • Union Jack
  • Western Symphony (Adagio)
  • Who Cares?
Mauro Bigonzetti
  • Vespro
August Bournonville
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
William Forsythe
  • Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux
Peter Martins
  • Bal de Couture
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • A Fool for You
  • Concerto for Two Solo Pianos
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Les Gentilhommes
  • Guide to Strange Places
  • The Infernal Machine
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • Morgen
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • River of Light
  • Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots)
  • Songs of the Auvergne
  • Swan Lake (Spanish, Russian)
Angelin Preljocaj
  • La Stravaganza
Jerome Robbins
  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Percussion)
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In the Night
  • Interplay
  • Piano Pieces
  • West Side Story Suite (Bernardo)
Susan Stroman
  • "Makin' Whoopee" from Double Feature
Richard Tanner
  • Sonatas and Interludes
Christopher Wheeldon
  • After the Rain
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Estancia
  • Polyphonia

Originated a featured role in

  • Mauro Bigonzetti: Luce Nascosta, Oltremare
  • Ashley Bouder: Give Me Fever
  • Kim Brandstrup: Jeux
  • Jorma Elo: Slice to Sharp
  • Jean-Pierre Frohlich: Varied Trio (in four)
  • Douglas Lee: Lifecasting
  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture, Chichester Psalms, Friandises, Ocean’s Kingdom (King Terra), The Red Violin
  • Wayne McGregor: Outlier
  • Benjamin Millepied: Plainspoken, Quasi Una Fantasia, Why am I not where you are
  • Justin Peck: The Dreamers, Everywhere We Go, The Most Incredible Thing (The Destroyer), Paz de la Jolla, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, The Times Are Racing
  • Angelin Preljocaj: Spectral Evidence
  • Alexei Ratmansky: Odessa, Pictures at an ExhibitionRussian Seasons
  • Liam Scarlett: Acheron
  • Troy Schumacher: Common Ground
  • Susan Stroman: "Frankie and Johnny ... and Rose" from For the Love of Duke
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody, Les Carillons

Originated corps roles in

  • Melissa Barak: Telemann Overture Suite in E Minor
  • Boris Eifman: Musagète
  • Peter Martins: Hallelujah Junction (NYCB Premiere)
  • Jerome Robbins: N.Y Export: Opus Jazz
  • Susan Stroman: Double Feature
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris, Carnival of the Animals, Shambards

Amar Ramasar was born in the Bronx, New York. He began his studies at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in 1993. In addition, he studied at the American Ballet Theatre Summer Program and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. In July 2000, Mr. Ramasar was invited to become an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in July 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In March of 2006 he was promoted to soloist and in October 2009 was promoted to Principal Dancer.

Other Performances

In his Broadway debut, Mr. Ramasar performed as Jigger Craigin in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the Imperial Theatre.

Film Credits

Mr. Ramasar appeared in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. He is also featured in the Magnolia Pictures documentary Ballet 422 (2015), which follows the creation of Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla.


Mr. Ramasar was a recipient of the Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer in 2015, and a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2000.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik