Corps De Ballet
American Ballet Theatre
Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Joseph Phillips began his dance training in Columbia, South Carolina when he was ten years old, studying with Anita Ashley and the Carolina Ballet. He attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts studying with master teacher and coach, Stanislav Issaev, continuing at the North Carolina School of the Arts on full scholarship, studying extensively with Warren Conover. Mr. Phillips joined the Miami City Ballet as a soloist in 2007. Before that he danced with the San Francisco Ballet for four years.
At the age of 16, he won the Gold Medal at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, the Gold Medal at the First Prague International Ballet Competition, the Gold Medal at the Youth American Grand Prix, NY and the Jury Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland. He was awarded the Les Ă‰toiles de Ballet 2000 prize of Cannes, France for being a frequent guest artist at national and international festivals and with companies around the globe from Japan and Mexico to the Czech Republic and, most recently, at the Spoleto Festival in Italy.
He also lit the torch to open the VIII United States of America International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi this past year. He won the gold medal at the Seoul International Dance Competition in 2008.
Mr. Phillips joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2008. His repertoire with the Company includes La BayadĂ¨re, The Bright Stream, CoppĂ©lia, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The Merry Widow, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Sylvia, Airs, Company B, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Dumbarton and Seven Sonatas. He created a role in One of Three.