Tyler Angle, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and began his dance training at the age of nine with Deborah Anthony at the Allegheny Ballet Company. He entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, full time in the fall of 2001. Mr. Angle is a 2002 recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise, a 2003 recipient of the Martin Segal Award recognizing young artists of exceptional accomplishment in Lincoln Center, and was the inaugural Jerome Robbins Scholarship recipient at the School of American Ballet. He joined New York City Ballet in June 2004 and was promoted to a Principal in 2009.
Mr. Angle has performed ballets by George Balanchine including Agon, Four Temperaments, Mozartina, Symphony in C, Jewels and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Jerome Robbins, In the Night, Fancy Free, The Four Seasons and Goldberg Variations, Peter Martins, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo + Juliet and Swan Lake. Mr. Angle has premiered feature works with numerous choreographers including Mauro Bigonzetti, Eliot Feld, Peter Martins, Benjamin Millepied, Alexei Ratmasky, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon and has performed in works by many others, such as Justin Peck and Angelin Preljocaj. In 2010, Mr. Angle was invited to bring a group of dancers to the Cuban Dance Festival to critical acclaim.
This is his fifth season as Artistic Director of the Nantucket Dance Festival.