Benjamin Stewart (© Chris Hardy)
Joined in 2006.
Born in Austin, Texas, Benjamin Stewart trained at Ballet Arts Minnesota, The Harid Conservatory, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School before earning a BFA from The Juilliard School. He danced with Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Atlanta Ballet, Smuin Ballet, and Spitzer Dance Company prior to joining the Company in 2006.
Stewart has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Dancing Nutcracker, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Bear) and The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots), Balanchine’s Coppélia, Christensen’s Filling Station (Roy), Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Possokhov’s The Rite of Spring (Elders), Robbins’ Fancy Free (Sailor), Taylor’s Changes and Company B, Welch’s Naked, and Wheeldon’s Rush (principal). He created a soloist role in Caniparoli’s Tears and a corps de ballet role in Scarlett’s Hummingbird.
His repertory also includes Tomasson’s Caprice, Criss-Cross, The Fifth Season, Giselle, Nanna’s Lied, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, Le Quattro Stagioni, Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, and Trio; Adam’s Night; Balanchine’s “Diamonds,” “Rubies,” and Stars and Stripes; Cranko’s Onegin; Fokine’s Petrouchka; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Morris’ Beaux, A Garden, Maelstrom, and Sandpaper Ballet; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Diving into the Lilacs, Firebird, and Fusion; Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux; Robbins’ Glass Pieces, The Concert, and West Side Story Suite; Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; and Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Cinderella, Ghosts, Number Nine, and Within the Golden Hour.
Stewart performed in A Few Good Men … Dancin’! on Broadway in 2001 and with Dancers Responding to AIDS/Broadway Cares in 2000.
He graduated summa cum laude from University of Phoenix with a master’s degree in education in 2010, and received a Fine Arts Achievement Award for outstanding achievement in dance by the Lake Conference in 2008.