Andrew Veyette was born in Denver, Colorado, and began his dance training at the age of 9, studying with Betty Downs at Dance Arts in Visalia, California. Mr. Veyette continued his studies at Westside Ballet in Santa Monica, California. While at Westside Ballet, Mr. Veyette trained with Yvonne Mounsey and was personally coached by Nader Hamed. Mr. Veyette entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 1998. In the spring of 2000, Mr. Veyette became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and later that season he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In March of 2006 he was promoted to soloist. In May 2007 Mr. Veyette was promoted to principal dancer.
Mr. Veyette has performed as a guest artist with American Ballet Theatre, appearing in Balanchine's Theme and Variations, and with Pennsylvania Ballet, in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ and Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
Mr. Veyette 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.
Mr. Veyette was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2000. While at SAB, he studied under the Janice Levin Scholarship.
Portrait © Paul Kolnik