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Gilbert Bolden III is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in San Diego, California and began dancing at the age of nine in Las Vegas, Nevada.

His ballet training began in 2011 at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, CA, and he continued his studies at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, PA in 2013. In 2014, Mr. Bolden enrolled at the School of American Ballet, NYCB’s official school.

Mr. Bolden become an apprentice with the Company in August 2017 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in August 2018. As an apprentice with the Company, Mr. Bolden III performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Mother Ginger) and originated a featured role in Gianna Reisen’s Composer’s Holiday. Since joining NYCB, he has originated a corps de ballet role in Ms. Reisen’s Judah.

Portrait © Erin Baiano


  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Carousel (A Dance)
  • Episodes
  • Firebird (Katschei)
  • The Four Temperaments
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom, Theseus)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Mother Ginger, Cavalier, Dr. Stahlbaum)
  • Orpheus (Pluto)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • Swan Lake


  • The Sleeping Beauty (King Floristan)
  • Swan Lake (Spanish)


  • Belles-Lettres
  • Copland Dance Episodes
  • Partita


  • Standard Deviation


  • Voices


  • The Four Seasons (Fall)

Silas Farley

  • Architects of Time

Justin Peck

  • Bright
  • Principia
  • Rotunda

Gianna Reisen

  • Composer's Holiday

Lauren Lovette

  • The Shaded Line

Gianna Reisen

  • Judah