Born and raised in Paris, France, Sébastien Marcovici began his ballet training at age eight with local teachers, and at age 12 he enrolled at the School of the Paris Opéra Ballet. During the summer of 1993, while studying with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride at the Chautauqua School of Dance, Mr. Marcovici was invited by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to take Company class with New York City Ballet at Saratoga Springs. In November of 1993, he was invited to join New York City Ballet's corps de ballet. Mr. Marcovici was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1998 and to principal dancer in May 2002. Mr. Marcovici's final performance with NYCB was on March 1, 2014.
In 2002, Mr. Marcovici appeared in the nationally televised Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of "New York City Ballet's Diamond Project: Ten Years of New Choreography" on PBS, dancing in Ancient Airs and Dances.
Portrait © Paul Kolnik