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 principal or featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (King of the Snow, King of the Mice, Russian, Spanish, and Arabian) and Romeo & Juliet (Tybalt); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Don Quixote and Toreadors); Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (2nd Theme); Christensen’s Filling Station (Robber and Ray); Fokine’s Petrouchka (Moor); Possokhov’s Francesca da Rimini (Guardians of the Inferno), RAkU (Warriors), and Swimmer (Humbert); Robbins’ Glass Pieces (soloist); and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Fates) and Ghosts (pas de trois). He created a soloist role in Caniparoli’s Tears and a corps de ballet role (Waiters) in Possokhov’s Swimmer.
His repertory includes Tomasson’s Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Le Quattro Stagioni, On a Theme of Paganini, Prism, and Trio; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (4th movement), Coppélia, “Diamonds,” Scotch Symphony, Serenade, Stars and Stripes, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; de Mille’s Rodeo; Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III; Possokhov’s Firebird and RAkU; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Symphony (Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ The Concert, Opus 19/The Dreamer, and West Side Story Suite; Scarlett’s Hummingbird; Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), Number Nine, and Rush; and Zanella’s Underskin.
Amico danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Montague Men) as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance. In 2011, he performed the pas de trois from Paquita at the Florida Classical Ballet Gala in Miami.