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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.

GEORGE BALANCHINE

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

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

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

WILLIAM FORSYTHE

  • Herman Schmerman

PETER MARTINS

  • 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)

JUSTIN PECK

  • Pulcinella Variations

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Concerto DSCH
  • Russian Seasons

JEROME ROBBINS

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

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • 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.

HONORS

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