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Joseph Gordon was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and began his dance training at the age of five at The Phoenix Dance Academy.

Mr. Gordon began studying at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2006 summer course and enrolled as a full-time student that fall.

In August of 2011, Mr. Gordon became an apprentice with NYCB, and in July of 2012, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

In February 2017, Mr. Gordon was promoted to soloist and in October 2018, he was promoted to principal dancer.


  • Agon
  • Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Frantz)
  • "Diamonds" from Jewels
  • Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Donizetti Variations
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Candy Cane, Tea, Hot Chocolate)
  • La Source
  • La Valse
  • Liebeslieder Walzer
  • Orpheus
  • Raymonda Variations
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Swan Lake
  • Symphony in C (First Movement, Third Movement)
  • Symphony in Three Movements
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Theme & Variations)
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?


  • Bournonville Divertissements (Pas de Six from Napoli and Abdallah)
  • La Sylphide (Gurn)


  • Herman Schmerman


  • Bal de Couture
  • Jeu de Cartes
  • The Red Violin
  • Stabat Mater
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré, Gold, Court Jester)
  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Benno, Pas de Quatre)


  • Pulcinella Variations


  • Concerto DSCH
  • Russian Seasons


  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Percussion)
  • The Four Seasons
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • Interplay
  • In the Night
  • Opus 19/The Dreamer
  • Piano Pieces


  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Polyphonia
  • Soirée Musicale

Benjamin Millepied

  • Neverwhere

Matthew Neenan

  • The Exchange

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Voices

Troy Schumacher

  • Common Ground

Kim Brandstrup

  • Jeux

Justin Peck

  • Everywhere We Go
  • Year of the Rabbit

Anatomy of a Dance

Joseph Gordon on Symphony in C

Joseph Gordon explains how he maintains an easy, breezy upper body while riding the music in Balanchine’s challenging Symphony in C.

[NYC Ballet's] Joseph Gordon on George Balanchine's DIVERTIMENTO FROM LE BAISER DE LA FÉE

Joseph Gordon discusses the vast differences between the two central pas de deux in Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée, and how a trusting partnership is essential to conveying the intended tenor of both.


Mr. Gordon is the recipient of a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, and was the 2015-16 Janice Levin Dancer Honoree. While at the School of American Ballet, he was the recipient of the Melissa Hayden Dance Scholarship from 2006 through 2011.

Portrait © Erin Baiano