Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Coppélia (Dr. Coppélius)
  • Harlequinade (Cassandre)
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Candy Cane, Drosselmeier, Tea, Soldier)
  • Orpheus
  • Prodigal Son
  • Union Jack (Royal Navy)
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Court Jester)
  • Swan Lake (Neapolitan)
jerome robbins
  • The Cage
  • The Concert
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Tuba)
  • Interplay
Richard Tanner
  • Episodes & Sarcasms
Lynne Taylor-Corbett
  • Chiaroscuro

Originated a featured role in

  • Melissa Barak: Call Me Ben
  • Christopher Wheeldon: Rococo Variations

Originated a corps role in

  • Eliot Feld: A Stair Dance (NYCB Premiere)
  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Why am I not where you are, Two Hearts
  • Alexey Miroshnichenko: The Lady with The Little Dog
  • Jerome Robbins: N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (NYCB Premiere)
  • Lynne Taylor-Corbett: The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Liam Scarlett: Acheron
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris, Estancia, Evenfall

Giovanni Villalobos was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He began studying ballet at age eight at Taller de Varones. He attended summer courses at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2000 and 2001, and became a full time student that fall. In June 2004 he became an apprentice with NYCB and joined the corps de ballet in July 2005.

Film Credits

Mr. Villalobos 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. Villalobos was the recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2003.