Sean Orza (© David Allen)
San Francisco, California.
Named Apprentice in 2007. Joined in 2008.
A San Francisco native, Sean Orza trained at San Francisco Ballet School and School of American Ballet prior to being named an apprentice in 2007. He joined the Company in 2008.
Orza has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Russian, Spanish, Arabian) and The Sleeping Beauty (Aristocrats); Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates), Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (John Rosmer), Jenkins’ Thread, MacMillan’s Winter Dreams, Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (pas de quatre), Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini (Guardians of the Inferno), Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons, and Taylor’s Changes. He created a soloist role in Caniparoli’s Tears.
His repertory also includes Tomasson’s Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Caprice, Le Quattro Stagioni, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movements), Coppélia, “Diamonds,” Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval dex Animaux, From Foreign Lands, and Shostakovich Trilogy (Chamber Symphony); and Thatcher’s Stone and Steel.
Orza performed Wheeldon’s Scénes de Ballet with New York City Ballet in February 2006.
He received a Shenson Performing Arts Fellowship from the San Francisco Foundation in June 2007.