New York City Ballet’s Zachary Catazaro has been promoted to principal dancer. Peter Martins, NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief, made the announcement October 12 before NYCB’s evening performance, in which Catazaro peformed a featured role in Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia.
This fall season, Catazaro made his debut as Prince Siegfried in Peter Martins’ full-length production of Swan Lake. He performed alongside principal dancer Sterling Hyltin who performed the role of Odette/Odile.
This fall, he has also debuted in featured roles in Peter Martins’ The Red Violin and Jerome Robbins’ In Memory Of..., as well as performing a featured role in George Balanchine’s La Valse.
Catazaro began his dance training at the School of Canton Ballet in his hometown of Canton, Ohio. He began studying at NYCB’s School of American Ballet in 2003 and enrolled as a full-time student in 2006. The following year, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and joined the Company's corps de ballet in 2008. He was promoted to soloist in 2014.