Meet Anthony!

MEET: Anthony Rosario

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Anthony Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic, and moved to New York City at the age of three. He started dancing when he was fifteen at Ballet Hispanico, and studied ballet, flamenco, jazz, Latin jazz, and modern. Anthony danced flamenco professionally with Flamenco Revolution, during which time he performed at Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts and various theaters in New York City. In 2010, Anthony received a full scholarship for Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet (GKA). Anthony graduated from the Academy and joined the Studio Company, The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet (GKB) in 2013. Anthony has danced various demi-soloist, soloist, and principal roles in GKA’s and GKB’s performances. Anthony performed in repertory including The Nutcracker, Raymonda, Le Corsaire, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Marius Petipa’s Harlequinade, as well as works by the Danish choreographer Auguste Bournonville, such as La Ventana, Ballabile, and Jocky Dance. Anthony also taught ballet on faculty at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy Summer Intensive. In October 2014, Anthony competed in the New York Flamenco Certamen–a Flamenco competition held at Lincoln Center, New York City–and won 2nd place. Anthony continues to study Flamenco in his spare time, and recently traveled to Spain to study under Raquel Heredia, a very respected dancer in the Flamenco world. This will be his first season with Ballet Fantastique.

BFAN: Hometown?

Anthony: Bronx, New York

BFAN: What are you looking for in your BFAN experience?

Anthony: A new experience and growth.  

BFAN: What do you do on your weeks off?

Anthony: Read, do flamenco, go to church, and hang out with my friends and family!

BFAN: What are your three favorite things?

Anthony: Spending time with family and friends, nature and outdoors, and flamenco.

BFAN: What inspires you to perform?

Anthony: My desire to touch people’s hearts and souls.

BFAN: How would your friends describe you in three words?

Anthony: Compassionate, understanding, and joyous.  

BFAN: Who’s your superhero?

Anthony: Jesus Christ.  

BFAN: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Anthony: Wasting time!

BFAN: Describe your worst dance day.  

Anthony: When things just don’t want to work…I keep trying but it gets worse! That’s a real bad day!

BFAN: Describe your best dance day.

Anthony: Have a good Russian class! Somewhat slow but with free movement! Work on technique yet be able to express what I’m feeling.  Everything would be done clean and simple! That’s what I like!

BFAN: Where do you imagine yourself in ten years?

Anthony: Dancing Flamenco seriously in New York City or in Spain!  My dream is to travel all over the world and share my passion, love, and desire to touch people’s hearts.

BFAN: If you weren’t a dancer what would you be?

Anthony: A nutritionist.

BFAN: What is your life motto or mantra?

Anthony: Be kind to everyone, for everyone is going through their own storm.  

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Experience Ballet Fantastique's unmatched creativity and dramatic prowess. Comprised of 7 stunning dancers directed by mother-daughter team Donna and Hannah Bontrager, Ballet Fantastique presents productions full of sizzle and spice. Hailed as "la creme de la creme" (Eugene Weekly), Ballet Fantastique's all-original choreography infuses ballet with diverse new style, brave musical choices (from tango to Metallica), and passionate expression.

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