RUSSELL JANZEN

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Concerto Barroco
  • "Diamonds" from Jewels
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theseus)
  • Orpheus
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Gangster)
Peter Martins
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • The Waltz Project
Benjamin Millepied
  • Two Hearts
Jerome Robbins
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
Christopher wheeldon
  • Les Carillons

Originated corps roles in

  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una Fantasia
  • Justin Peck: Year of the Rabbit

Mr. Janzen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and began his dance training at the age of six at The Rock School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Janzen attended summer sessions in 2004 and 2005 at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled as a full time student in the winter of 2005. In October 2007, Mr. Janzen became an apprentice with NYCB, and in June 2008, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

Honors

Mr. Janzen was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2007.
 

Portrait © Paul Kolnik