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Ruby Lister is member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. Lister was born in Sumner, Washington, where they began their training at the age of five at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Lister attended summer programs at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, in 2017 and 2018, before enrolling full-time for the 2018 winter term. Lister became an apprentice with NYCB in August 2021, and joined the corps de ballet in December 2021.


  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Kyle Abraham

  • Love Letter (on shuffle)

Pam Tanowitz

  • Law of Mosaics

Alysa Pires

  • Standard Deviation


In 2020, as a student at SAB, Lister received the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise and the Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists.


Lister was also featured in the 2020 Disney+ docuseries “On Pointe.”

Portrait © Erin Baiano