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Preston Chamblee is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in Wendell, North Carolina and began his dance training at the age of 14 at the Raleigh School of Ballet under Mary Legere and Pablo Perez. He continued his training at the International Ballet Academy in Apex, North Carolina from 2010 to 2013. 

Mr. Chamblee studied at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2012 and 2013 summer courses, and enrolled as a full-time student in 2013.

Mr. Chamblee was named an apprentice with NYCB in August 2014 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2015.

OTHER PERFORMANCES

As a student at the International Ballet Academy, Mr. Chamblee performed with Carolina Ballet in ballets including Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Prodigal Son, Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Robert Weiss’ The Nutcracker.

Portrait © Paul Kolnik

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Episodes
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Mouse King, Mother Ginger, Cavalier)
  • Serenade
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

WARREN CARLYLE

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet

ULYSSES DOVE

  • Red Angels

PETER MARTINS

  • Fearful Symmetries
  • The Infernal Machine
  • Morgen
  • Swan Lake (Von Rotbart, Hungarian)

BENJAMIN MILLEPIED

  • Neverwhere

JUSTIN PECK

  • Bright
  • In Creases
  • Year of the Rabbit

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Voices

JEROME ROBBINS

  • The Four Seasons
  • Glass Pieces
  • Moves

Robert Binet

  • The Blue of Distance

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

  • Unframed

Lauren Lovette

  • Not Our Fate

Justin Peck

  • Easy

Gianna Reisen

  • Judah

Kim Brandstrup

  • Jeux

Warren Carlyle

  • SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway to Ballet 

Edwaard Liang

  • Lineage

Lauren Lovette

  • The Shaded Line

Christopher Wheeldon

  • American Rhapsody