Sean Bennett (© Chris Hardy)
San Francisco, California
Named apprentice in 2011. Joined in 2012.
A native of San Francisco, Sean Bennett trained at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and at San Francisco Ballet School. He was named an apprentice in 2011 and a Company member in 2012.
Bennett has danced featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Russian, Arabian, Spanish, King of the Mice), Caprice (soloist), and Romeo & Juliet (Paris); Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Toreadors); Page’s Guide to Strange Places (soloist couple); and Possokhov’s RAkU (Warriors).
His repertory includes Tomasson’s Giselle, Criss-Cross, and Trio; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (1st and 4th movements), Scotch Symphony, The Four Temperaments, and Theme and Variations (excerpts); Cranko’s Onegin; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Morris’ Beaux and Maelstrom; Nureyev’s Raymonda—Act III (Hungarian); Possokhov’s Firebird, The Rite of Spring, and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces; Scarlett’s Hummingbird; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Winter, Courtiers, Tree Gnomes) and Ghosts.
Bennett danced in the 2015 film of Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet (Capulet Men) as part of the inaugural season of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.