Brooklyn Mack

Joffrey Ballet: Apprentice
American Ballet Theatre Studio Company
Orlando Ballet: Principal
Washington Ballet: Principal
English National Ballet: Guest Artist

Brooklyn Mack of Elgin, South Carolina began his dance training at age 12 with the Pavlovich Dance School under Radenko Pavlovich and Milena Leben before receiving a scholarship to study at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Mack then apprenticed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and later joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. Before joining The Washington Ballet, Mack spent three seasons as a principal dancer with Orlando Ballet. He has performed internationally at Ballet Clasico de Camara with Nina Novak in Venezuela, Latvian National Ballet, NBA Ballet Company in Japan, and many others. Notable awards include the Kirsti Paakenen Encouragement Prize at the 2005 International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland; the silver medal at the 2006 Jackson International Ballet Competition, in Mississippi; the 2007 Princess Grace Fellowship Award; second prize at the 2009 Helsinki IBC; the bronze medal at the 2011 Boston IBC; the Marius Leipa Prize at the 2011 Boston IBC; the silver medal at the 2011 Korean International Dance Competition; the gold medal at the 2012 Boston International Ballet Competition; winner of the 2012 Istanbul Grand Prix; and the gold medal at the 2012 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Most recently, Mack was featured in Ebony Magazine, the Grio’s Top 100, and was named a top “25 [dancer] to watch” by Dance Magazine.

Sources:

Brooklyn Mack, Washington Ballet (page no longer active)

See also:

Career of Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack Takes Another Leap Forward, The Washington Post
Who Gets To Dance In ‘Swan Lake’? The Answer Is Changing, NPR
Brooklyn Mack Brings Black Boy Magic to Ballet, Ebony
Brooklyn Mack, From Ball Player to Ballet Star, NPR
A chat with Brooklyn Mack, Washington Ballet & English National Ballet Guest Artist, Dance Tabs
Review: Misty Copeland in the Washington Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’, The New York Times

Video links:

Brooklyn Mack, USA – Esmeralda – Variation of Acteon, Youtube
Don Quixote by Brooklyn Mack and Mayara Pineiro, Youtube
Ballet is More Challenging Than Football, Youtube

Social media:

@brooklynmack5 on Instagram

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