RUSSELL JANZEN

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Chaconne
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • "Diamonds" from Jewels
  • Duo Concertant
  • Episodes
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander, Titania's Cavalier, Theseus)
  • Monumentum Pro Gesualdo
  • Movements for Piano & Orchestra
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
  • Orpheus
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Big Boss, Gangster)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3
  • Vienna Waltzes
August Bournonville
  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
Jorma Elo
  • Slice to Sharp
Peter Martins
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Morgen
  • Romeo + Juliet (Paris)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)
  • The Waltz Project
Justin Peck
  • Everywhere We Go
  • New Blood
Jerome Robbins
  • The Four Seasons (Summer)
  • Glass Pieces
Christopher wheeldon
  • American Rhapsody
  • Les Carillons
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres

Originated a featured role in

  • Pontus Lidberg: The Shimmering Asphalt
  • Justin Peck: The Most Incredible Thing (The King)
  • Troy Schumacher: Common Ground
  • Peter Walker: ten in seven

Originated corps roles in

  • Kim Brandstrup: Jeux
  • JR: Les Bosquets
  • Peter Martins: Ocean's Kingdom
  • Benjamin Millepied: Quasi Una FantasiaTwo Hearts
  • Justin Peck: Everywhere We Go, Rodeo: Four Dance EpisodesYear 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. He was promoted to soloist in October 2014 and to principal in February 2017.

Honors

Mr. Janzen is a recipient of the 2015 Clive Barnes Foundation Award and the 2007 Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.
 

Portrait © Paul Kolnik