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Taylor Carrasco

Corps de Ballet | Albuquerque, New Mexico | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2015

“When I was three, my sister was six and in ballet like every other little girl. My parents would bring me to her classes and I would try to dance with them from the hallway. They assumed I’d like it, enrolled me in class and I never stopped,” says Taylor Carrasco of his ballet beginnings. Carrasco trained with the School of American Ballet and New Mexico Ballet Company and has taken summer intensives with Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Ballet Chicago. He joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in the 14-15 Season and was promoted to Apprentice for the 15-16 Season. Carrasco was then promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017-2018 Season. He has had three of his ballets performed by the main company of Cincinnati Ballet, with two of them being created for The Kaplan New Works Series in 2018 and 2019. Carrasco’s favorite dancing memories thus far are tied to dancing with his sister. He says that “sharing the stage with family is the best experience.”

Professional History

  • School of American Ballet: 2012-2014
  • Cincinnati Ballet Second Company: 2014-2015
  • Cincinnati Ballet: Apprentice 2015-2016, Corps de Ballet 2017-Present
  • Main stage choreographer for: Plays Well Together, Neat

Favorite Roles

  • Improvised solo in Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin
  • Sechs Tänze by Jiří Kylián
  • Kaschei in Adam Hougland’s Firebird
  • Tin Man in Septime Webre’s The Wizard of Oz
  • Bluebird in Devon Carney’s The Sleeping Beauty

Competitions and Awards

  • Cincinnati MacDowell Society Artist Grant (2015)
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