Anthony Spaulding (© David Allen)
Named Apprentice in 2004. Joined in 2006. Promoted to Soloist in 2008.
Phoenix native Anthony Spaulding trained at Arizona Ballet School and San Francisco Ballet School. Named a San Francisco Ballet apprentice in 2004, he joined the Company in 2006 and was promoted to soloist in 2008.
Spaulding has danced principal, soloist, and demi-soloist roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow), Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt), Swan Lake (Von Rothbart), “Haffner” Symphony, Nanna’s Lied (Johnny), On a Theme of Paganini, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Toreador); Balanchine’s “Diamonds,” The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto (Aria II), and Symphony in C; Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (John Rosmer, a role he created); Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Possokhov’s Diving into the Lilacs; Welch’s Naked; Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates), Number Nine, and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
Other works in his repertory include Elo’s Double Evil; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite and In the middle, somewhat elevated; McGregor’s Chroma and Eden/Eden; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; van Manen’s Two Pieces for Het (for Rachel); de Mille’s Rodeo; Morris’ Sylvia; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; and Robbins’ Glass Pieces and West Side Story Suite.
As a guest artist Spaulding performed at the Scottsdale School of Ballet Showcase in Phoenix in 2013; in Bozeman, Montana, in 2012; at the Youth America Grand Prix Gala at New York City Center and the Hong Kong Galaxy Ballet Gala in 2011; and at the Baadisches Staattheater Gala in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2010. In March 2009 he competed in the Eighth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto.