Preston Chamblee

New York City Ballet: Soloist (2014-present)

Preston Chamblee was born in Wendell, North Carolina and began his dance training at the age of 14 at the Raleigh School of Ballet under Mary Legere and Pablo Perez. He continued his training at the International Ballet Academy in Apex, North Carolina from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Chamblee studied at the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, during the 2012 and 2013 summer courses, and enrolled as a full-time student in 2013.

Mr. Chamblee was named an apprentice with NYCB in August 2014 and joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in February 2015.

Mr. Chamblee was promoted to the rank of soloist in January 2022.


Preston Chamblee, New York City Ballet


See also:

Velocity, Vulnerability and Youth, The New York Times
How a Group of Gay Male Ballet Dancers Is Rethinking Masculinity, The New York Times

Video links:

Preston Chamblee, DLNY CONNECT Choreographer
FLASH FOOTAGE: Lauren Lovette and Preston Chamblee in Gianna Reisen’s JUDAH
NYC Ballet Screen Test: Preston Chamblee, NYC Ballet
Lauren Lovette Piece with Preston Chamblee and Anissa Bailis
Preston Chamblee Coppelia Rehearsal
Headed Home (choreography by Preston Chamblee)
Sugar Plum pas de deux
W 75th

Social media:

Instagram @prestonchamblee

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