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Georgina Pazcoguin was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. She began her dance training at the age of four at the Allegheny Ballet Academy where she studied with Deborah Anthony, Richard Cook, and Cherié Noble.

Ms. Pazcoguin entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001.

In addition, she trained at the summer programs of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and SAB. In October 2002, Ms. Pazcoguin became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in October 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.

She was promoted to soloist in February 2013.

OTHER PERFORMANCES

In 2015, Ms. Pazcoguin made her Broadway debut as Ivy Smith in On the Town, and also performed as Victoria in the 2016 Broadway revival of Cats.

FILM CREDITS

Ms. Pazcoguin appeared in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, a scripted adaptation of the Jerome Robbins ballet of the same name, which aired on PBS and won an Audience Award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.

HONORS

Ms. Pazcoguin was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise in 2002. In June 2002, Ms. Pazcoguin participated in an exhibition performance at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, performing with the Allegheny Ballet Company.

Portrait © Erin Baiano

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Agon
  • Coppélia (Spinner)
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • Emeralds from Jewels
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hippolyta)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Dewdrop, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Flowers, Dolls)
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Scherzo)
  • La Valse
  • Vienna Waltzes

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • Bournonville Divertissements (Ballabile from Napoli)
  • La Sylphide (Madge [NYCB Premiere])

ELIOT FELD

  • The Unanswered Question

PETER MARTINS

  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, Vivacity, Courage)
  • Swan Lake (Princess, Russian, Hungarian)
  • The Waltz Project

JUSTIN PECK

  • Paz de la Jolla
  • Pulcinella Variations

ALEXEI RATMANSKY

  • Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Russian Seasons

JEROME ROBBINS

  • The Concert
  • Fancy Free
  • Fanfare (Flutes)
  • Interplay
  • Les Noces
  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz
  • West Side Story Suite (Anita)

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Carousel (A Dance)

Kyle Abraham

  • The Runaway

Jiří Bubeníček

  • Toccata

Douglas Lee

  • Lifecasting

Lauren Lovette

  • The Shaded Line

Peter Martins

  • Ocean's Kingdom (Scala)
  • Romeo + Juliet (The Nurse)

Justin Peck

  • Everywhere We Go
  • New Blood

Angelin Preljocaj

  • Spectral Evidence

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Russian Seasons
  • Voices

Troy Schumacher

  • Clearing Dawn

Melissa Barak

  • Call Me Ben

Mauro Bigonzetti

  • Luce Nascosta

Douglas Lee

  • Lifecasting

Jerome Robbins

  • N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (NYCB Premiere)

Susan Stroman

  • Double Feature

Lynne Taylor-Corbett

  • The Seven Deadly Sins

Christopher Wheeldon

  • Estancia

Anatomy of a Dance

Georgina Paczoguin and Andrew Veyette on WEST SIDE STORY SUITE

Georgina Pazcoguin, who plays Anita, and Andrew Veyette, who plays Riff, discuss how Jerome Robbins created a suite of dances from his hit Broadway show for New York City Ballet; why "West Side Story" still matters; and how ballet dancers handle the pressure of singing live to Leonard Bernstein's iconic score.