Tyler Angle was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania and began his dance training at the age of nine with Deborah Anthony at the Allegheny Ballet Company.
Mr. Angle entered the School of American Ballet (SAB) in 2001, where he was a recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise. In 2003, he was a recipient of the Martin Segal Award recognizing young artists of exceptional accomplishment in Lincoln Center, and was the inaugural Jerome Robbins Scholarship recipient at SAB.
He joined the New York City Ballet (NYCB) in June 2004 and was promoted to Principal dancer in the fall of 2009. Mr. Angle has a wide and varied repertory with the company including George Balanchine’s Agon, Allegro Brilliante, The Four Temperaments, Jewels (Diamonds), Mozartiana, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and Stars and Stripes, Jerome Robbins’s, Dances at a Gathering, Fancy Free and In the Night, Peter Martins’, The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré), Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt) and Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried), and William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman.
Mr. Angle has originated feature roles in works with numerous choreographers including Mauro Bigonzetti, Benjamin Millepied, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. In 2010, Mr. Angle and his brother Jared were invited to bring a group of NYCB dancers to Cuba for the Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana to critical acclaim. In addition to conceiving lectures for the New York City Center’s “Studio Five” talks and being a guest moderator for the Guggenheim Museum’s “Works and Process” series, this is Mr. Angle’s 7th season as artistic director of the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival. Mr. Angle also holds a Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts Administration from NYU’s School of Professional Studies.
This is his sixth season as Artistic Director of the Nantucket Dance Festival.