Joaquin De Luz: A Career Retrospective

In 2003, following stints at the Victor Ullate Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer Joaquin De Luz joined New York City Ballet as a soloist, making him one of few dancers in the Company’s history who did not rise through the School of American Ballet. Despite this unconventional path, Joaquin immersed himself in the NYCB repertory and was promoted to principal dancer in 2005. Over his 15-year career with NYCB, Joaquin has proven himself an invaluable interpreter of many of the Company’s greatest ballets, with an extensive repertoire of Balanchine, Martins, and Robbins works, as well as original roles in ballets by Elo, McGregor, Peck, Ratmansky, and Wheeldon. In anticipation of his farewell performance on Sunday, October 14, we’ve amassed a collection of images celebrating Joaquin’s contributions to the New York City Ballet stage.


Jerome Robbins' Andantino

with Megan Fairchild in Balanchine's Ballo della Regina

with Andrew Veyette in Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH

with Tiler Peck in Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering

with Megan Fairchild in Balanchine's Divertimento from 'Baiser de la Fée'

Balanchine's Harlequinade

with Tiler Peck in Peter Martins' The Magic Flute

Christopher Wheeldon's Mercurial Manoeuvres

with Daniel Ulbricht in Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream

with Megan Fairchild in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®

with Tiler Peck in Jerome Robbins' Other Dances

Balanchine's Prodigal Son

with cellist Ann Kim in Jerome Robbins' A Suite of Dances

with Sterling Hyltin in Peter Martins' staging of La Sylphide

with Ashley Bouder in Balanchine's Tarantella

Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux

with Tiler Peck in Valse Fantaisie

Justin Peck's Year of the Rabbit