Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George balanchine
  • Chaconne
  • Coppélia (Dr. Coppélius)
  • Harlequinade (Cassandre)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Candy Cane, Herr Drosselmeier)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Morrosine)
  • La Sonnambula
August Bournonville
  • Flower Festival in Genzano (Pas de Deux)
Peter Martins
  • Les Gentilhommes
  • Swan Lake (Spanish)
Justin Peck
  • In Creases
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Russian Seasons
Jerome Robbins
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free

Originated featured roles in

  • Jiři Bubeniček: Toccata
  • Adam Hendrickson: Flit of Fury-The Monarch
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom (Drunken Lords)
  • Benjamin Millepied: Two Hearts
  • Justin Peck: New Blood
  • Troy Schumacher: Clearing Dawn

Originated corps roles in

  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, The Most Incredible ThingPaz de la Jolla
  • Christopher Wheeldon: The Nightingale and The Rose

David Prottas was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He began studying ballet at the Walnut Hill School. In 2002, Mr. Prottas began studying at Canada’s National Ballet School with Sergiu Stefanschi. He studied at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2005 and became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2006. Mr. Prottas was invited to become a member of the corps de ballet in October 2007.


Mr. Prottas is a recipient of the Christopher Ondaatje Ballet Prize, the Jerome Robbins Scholarship, and the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik