Gaetano Amico III
Gaetano Amico III (© David Allen)
Named Apprentice in 2006. Joined in 2007.
Born in Salem, Oregon, Gaetano Amico III trained at American Ballet Academy, School of American Ballet, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet School prior to being named an apprentice in 2006. He joined the Company in 2007.
Amico has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Mice, Russian, Spanish, Arabian), Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Toreador), Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Second Theme), Christensen’s Filling Station (Robber and Ray), Fokine’s Petrouchka (Moor), Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini (Guardians of the Inferno), and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates) and Ghosts (pas de trois).
His repertory includes Tomasson’s Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Le Quattro Stagioni, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Trio; Balanchine’s Coppélia, “Diamonds,” Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; de Mille’s Rodeo; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Firebird and RAkU; Robbins’ Glass Pieces, The Concert, Opus 19/The Dreamer, and West Side Story Suite; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Number Nine, and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
In 2011, Amico performed the pas de trois from Paquita at the Florida Classical Ballet Gala in Miami.