James Whiteside Verified

Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

Born: Fairfield, CT, United States

James Whiteside began his training at age nine at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre, under the direction of Angela D’Valda and Steve Sirico. Guest faculty at the Dance Centre includes Franco DeVita, Raymond Lukens, and Charles Kelley. James enrolled at the Virginia School of the Arts for one year under the direction of Petrus Bosman and David Keener. He joined Boston Ballet II in 2002 and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet in 2003, Second Soloist in 2006, First Soloist in 2008 and to Principal Dancer in 2009.

James joined American Ballet Theatre as a Soloist in 2012 and was promoted to Principal in 2013.

For guesting/gala booking, email: jamesbrucewhiteside@yahoo.com

James Whiteside's repertoire includes:

GEORGE BALANCHINE:
- Theme & Variations (Principal)
- Symphony in 3 Movements (Principal)
- Coppelia (Frantz)
- Ballo Della Regina
- Rubies (Principal)
- The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic)
- Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
- Who Cares?
- Serenade (Elegy Man)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon, Divertissement Pas de Deux, Lysander)
- La Valse
- Symphony in C (First Movement Principal)

CORALLI/PERROT:
- Maina Guilgud's staging of Giselle (Albrecht)

MIKKO NISSINEN:
- The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince/Cavalier, Snow King)
- Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Pas de Cinq)

JOHN CRANKO:
- Taming of the Shrew (Gremio)
- Romeo & Juliet (Romeo, Benvolio)
- Onegin (Prince Gremin)

MARIUS PETIPA:
- La Bayadere (Solor) Staged by Florence Clerc
- The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire [Gelsey Kirkland staging], Bluebird)
- Raymonda Act III
- Don Quixote (Basilio, Espada)
- Le Corsaire (Ali the Slave)

RUDOLF NUREYEV:
- Don Quixote (Basilio)

KENNETH MACMILLAN:
- Romeo & Juliet (Romeo)
- Manon (Lescaut)

JEROME ROBBINS:
- Fancy Free (Pas De Deux & Rumba)

MICHEL FOKINE:
- Spectre de la Rose
- Les Sylphides

HARALD LANDER:
- Etudes (Turning/Mazurka Principal)

ANTONY TUDOR:
- Dark Elegies

ALEXEI RATMANSKY:
- Nutcracker Prince
- The Tempest (Caliban)
- Chamber Symphony (Principal)

JAMES KUDELKA:
- Cinderella (Officer)

JIRI KYLIAN:
- Sarabande
- Petite Mort
- Sechs Tanze
- Bella Figura

WILLIAM FORSYTHE:
- The Second Detail (Marc)

JORMA ELO:
- Brake the Eyes (WP)
- Plan 2 B (WP)
- Carmen (Don Jose) WP
- In On Blue (WP)
- Double Evil
- Slice To Sharp
- Sharper Side of Dark (WP)

TWYLA THARP:
- In the Upper Room
- Bach Partita

HELEN PICKETT:
- Eventide (WP)
- Etesian (WP)

MARK MORRIS:
- Up & Down (WP)
- Drink to Me...
- Gong

LUCINDA CHILDS:
- Ten Part Suite (WP)

SABRINA MATTHEWS:
- Ein Von Viel

VAL CANIPAROLI:
- Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

CHRISTOPHER BRUCE:
- Rooster (Rooster Man)

HEATHER MYERS:
- Gone Again (WP)

AVI SCHER:
- Utopia
- It Makes Me Nervous (WP)

CHRISTOPHER BRUCE:
- Rooster (Rooster Man)

FILM:
- Disney's "The Game Plan"

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James Whiteside began his training at age nine at the D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre, under the direction of Angela D’Valda and Steve Sirico. Guest faculty at the Dance Centre includes Franco DeVita, Raymond Lukens, and Charles Kelley. Jame…

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James Whiteside - From the NY Times Movers & Shapers Feature

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James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside - "Fancy Free" Variation (2012)

James Whiteside - "Fancy Free" Variation (2012)
James Whiteside in Jerome Robbins' "Fancy Free" with Boston Ballet, 2012.

James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside - "Fancy Free" Variation (2012)

James Whiteside - "Fancy Free" Variation (2012)
James Whiteside in Jerome Robbins' "Fancy Free" with Boston Ballet, 2012.

James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga - Les Sylphides (Rehearsal) 2012

James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga - Les Sylphides (Rehearsal) 2012
James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga rehearse Fokine's "Les Sylphides" at Boston Ballet.

James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga - Les Sylphides (Rehearsal) 2012

James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga - Les Sylphides (Rehearsal) 2012
James Whiteside & Misa Kuranaga rehearse Fokine's "Les Sylphides" at Boston Ballet.

James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside in The Second Detail (2012)

James Whiteside in The Second Detail (2012)
James Whiteside in William Forsythe's "The Second Detail" (2012) with Boston Ballet.

James Whiteside
over 1 year ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside, Kathleen Breen Combes, & John Lam in The Second Detail (2012)

James Whiteside, Kathleen Breen Combes, & John Lam in The Second Detail (2012)
James Whiteside, Kathleen Breen Combes, & John Lam in William Forsythe's "The Second Detail" (2012) with Boston Ballet.

James Whiteside
almost 2 years ago
James Whiteside posted a video

James Whiteside - Bluebird Variation (2009)

James Whiteside - Bluebird Variation (2009)
James Whiteside dances the Bluebird variation from The Sleeping Beauty with Boston Ballet. 4/24/09

Mark Vaitkus
about 2 years ago

Congratulations, James, on your new life as soloist with ABT! As a longtime supporter of the company, I greatly look forward to seeing your work this season. Mark Vaitkus: vaitkusm@netzero.net

James Whiteside
over 2 years ago

I added a couple new photos!

James Whiteside
over 3 years ago

I've added some new photos =)

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Companies

American Ballet Theatre, United States

Principal Dancer

2013 - Current

Boston Ballet, United States

Principal Dancer

2009 - 2012

Boston Ballet, United States

Soloist

2006 - 2009

Boston Ballet, United States

Corps de Ballet

2003 - 2006

Boston Ballet II, United States

Dancer

2002 - 2003