Walsh Joseph

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Classical Ballet / Soloist

Birthplace
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Dance Training
Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy
Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, studying under Michael Owen and Samuel Kurkjian
American Ballet Theatre

Joined the Company
2007

Promoted to Soloist
2010

Favorite Ballet
Jorma Elo's Plan to B

One defining moment...
Performing at Lincoln Center at age 14.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Joseph Walsh trained at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy. Walsh was a member of Houston Ballet II prior to joining the professional company in 2007.

Since then, Mr. Walsh has been featured in a variety of roles, both contemporary and classical, including Lensky in John Cranko's Onegin, Hans van Manen's Solo, the Prince in Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker, Charles d'Artoise in Stanton Welch's Marie, first pas de deux in Antony Tudor's The Leaves are Fading, William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Jiří Kylián's Soldiers' Mass the first and seventh pas de deux in Mr. Welch's Nosotros, Des Grieux Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon and Garuda in Stanton Welch's La Bayadere. In August 2009 Mr. Walsh was awarded a prestigious Princess Grace Award by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

"Elegant and light on his feet, he dances with a princely but not arrogant lift of his chin that also gives him a slight air of mystery," commented Houston Chronicle dance critic Molly Glentzer of his performance as Prince in The Nutcracker. (2009)

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