Corps de Ballet
San Francisco, California
American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
San Francisco Ballet School
San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program
Named an apprentice in 2011
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2012
Sean Bennett has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Mice, Spanish, Arabian, and Russian), Romeo & Juliet (Paris), The Sleeping Beauty (Suitors and Puss in Boots), Swan Lake (Von Rothbart), and Caprice (soloist); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Toreadors); Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House (The Stranger in “Lady from the Sea”); Page’s Guide to Strange Places (soloist couple); Possokhov’s RAkU (Warriors), and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates). He created roles in Liang’s The Infinite Ocean, Lopez Ochoa’s Guernica, Pita’s Salome, Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy, and Thatcher’s Otherness.
His repertory includes Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movements), Coppélia (Villagers and War and Discord corps), Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Prodigal Son, Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Theme and Variations; Cranko’s Onegin; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Morris’ Beaux and Maelstrom; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian); Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes; Possokhov’s Firebird, Magrittomania, The Rite of Spring, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ The Cage (1st Intruder), Fancy Free (Bartender), and Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Hummingbird and Frankenstein; Tomasson’s Criss-Cross, Giselle, Prism, and Trio; and Wheeldon’s Ghosts and Within the Golden Hour.
Sean danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men) in the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.
What has been your proudest moment as a dancer? Why?
When my family and friends come to watch me.
If I weren’t a dancer I’d be…
A black belt in karate.
What’s your perfect day?
Eating ramen noodles and sitting at a bonfire with a dog, after a long day of adventures and hiking.