Phillips Joseph


Classical Ballet / Corps de ballet

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Joseph Phillips began his dance training in Columbia, South Carolina when he was ten years old, studying with Anita Ashley and the Carolina Ballet. He attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts studying with master teacher and coach, Stanislav Issaev. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts on full scholarship, studying extensively with Warren Conover.

Phillips joined the Miami City Ballet as a soloist in 2007. Before that he danced with the San Francisco Ballet for four years. Phillips joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet in January 2008. His repertoire with the Company includes the Bronze Idol in La Bayadère, the Lead Gypsy in Don Quixote, the Lead Pontevedrian Dancer in The Merry Widow, the Bluebird and a Fairy Knight in The Sleeping Beauty, the Neapolitan Dance in Swan Lake, Pluto in Sylvia and roles in Airs, Company B and Seven Sonatas. He created a role in One of Three.

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  • American Ballet Theatre
    New York