Preston Chamblee


George Balanchine
  • Episodes
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Mouse King, Mother Ginger, Cavalier)
  • Serenade
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Warren Carlyle
  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet
Ulysses Dove
  • Red Angels
Peter Martins
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • Morgen
  • Swan Lake (Von Rotbart, Hungarian)
Benjamin Millepied
  • Neverwhere
Justin Peck
  • Bright
  • In Creases
  • Year of the Rabbit
Alexei Ratmansky
  • Voices
Jerome Robbins
  • The Four Seasons
  • Glass Pieces
  • Moves

Originated a featured role in

  • Robert Binet: The Blue of Distance
  • Annabelle Lopez Ochoa: Unframed
  • Lauren Lovette: Not Our Fate
  • Justin Peck: Easy
  • Gianna Reisen: Judah

Originated a corps role in

  • Kim Brandstrup: Jeux
  • Warren Carlyle: SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet 
  • Edwaard Liang: Lineage
  • Lauren Lovette: The Shaded Line
  • Christopher Wheeldon: American Rhapsody

Preston Chamblee is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in Wendell, North Carolina and began his dance training at the age of 14 at the Raleigh School of Ballet under Mary Legere and Pablo Perez. He continued his training at the International Ballet Academy in Apex, North Carolina from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Chamblee studied at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2012 and 2013 summer courses, and enrolled as a full-time student in 2013. He was named an apprentice with NYCB in August 2014 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2015.

Other Performances

As a student at the International Ballet Academy, Mr. Chamblee performed with Carolina Ballet in ballets including Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Prodigal Son, Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Robert Weiss’ The Nutcracker.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik