Classical Ballet / Dancer
Brooklyn Mack of Elgin, South Carolina, is in his second season with The Washington Ballet. He began his dance training at the age of 12 with the Pavlovich Dance School under Radenko Pavlovich and Milena Leben. After two years at PDS, Mr. Mack was awarded full scholarship to attend the prestigious Kirov Academy of Ballet by Madame Vinogradova, where he studied primarily with Anatoli Kucheruk and Vladimir Djouloukhadze. Mr. Mack spent three years at the Kirov Academy, and, after graduating, he signed a contract as an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Mr. Mack spent one year with the Joffrey Ballet, and subsequently joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. Mr. Mack danced many roles with ABT’s Studio Company in such ballets as, The Night Before and Tea in Temptation, choreographed by Brian Reeder, Don Quixote, Capriccio by Benjamin Millipied, and Aria in which a solo was choreographed on him by Sean Curran. Mr. Mack received the Kirsti Paakenen Encouragement Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland in 2005, the Silver Medal at the 2006 Jackson International Ballet Competition in Mississippi and a Princess Grace Fellowship Award in 2007. Mr. Mack then joined the Orlando Ballet. There, Mr. Mack was featured as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Lead in Allegro Brillante, The Cavalier in The Nutcracker, The Lead in Who Cares?, The Lead in Serenade, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Crassus in Spartacus, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Blue Bird in Sleeping Beauty, Basilio/Espada in Don Quixote and many other roles. Mr. Mack has performed internationally as a guest artist and in galas at Ballet Clasico de Camara with Nina Novak in Venezuela, Latvian National Ballet, NBA Ballet Company in Japan and many others. In 2009, Mr. Mack won the silver prize at the 2009 Helsinki International Ballet competition. Brooklyn is dancing his first season with The Washington Ballet. Columbia Classical Ballet is thrilled to welcome him frequently during the 2010-2011 season as Company Member, Emeritus.
- The Washington Ballet