Corps de Ballet
Craig Wasserman received his ballet training at The School of American Ballet on scholarship and at summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Boston Ballet. While at SAB, Mr. Wasserman appeared in New York City Ballet’s productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, Swan Lake, and Romeo + Juliet, as well as various lectures/demonstrations that included selections from The Four Temperaments, Sleeping Beauty, and Stars and Stripes. For the New York Choreographic Institute, he worked with Robert Binet, Yuri Smekalov and Justin Peck on their original works. In SAB’s annual workshop performances, Mr. Wasserman performed featured roles in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, and Allegro Brillante and Peter Martins’ Le Gentilhommes and Les Petits Riens.
Mr. Wasserman joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2012-2013 Season and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet for the 2014-2015 Season. His Principal roles include Basilio in Angel Corella’s Don Quixote and The Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. He has also performed many featured roles, including Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Spanish), DGV (Fourth Movement) and Polyphonia (Waltz Couple), Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free (Second Sailor), William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Liam Scarlett’s Asphodel Meadows (Third Movement) Justin Peck’s Chutes and Ladders Pas de Deux, and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperments (Sangunic), Emeralds (Pas de Trois), and The Prodigal Son (Servants). He was also in the original casts of Mathew Neenan’s Shift to Minor and Archiva, As well as Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action.