Craig Wasserman

Corps de Ballet

Meet Craig

Hometown: New York, NY
Craig Wasserman received his ballet training on scholarship at the School of American Ballet (SAB), along with summer intensives at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Boston Ballet. While at SAB, Craig appeared in New York City Ballet productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet, as well as lectures/demonstrations that included selections from The Four Temperaments, Sleeping Beauty, and Stars and Stripes. As well, Craig worked with Robert Binet, Yuri Smekalov, and Justin Peck on their original works for the New York Choreographic Institute. In SAB’s annual workshop performances, he danced featured roles in George Balanchine’s Who Cares? and Allegro Brillante, in addition to Peter Martins’ Le Gentihommes and Les Petits Riens.

Craig joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an apprentice for our 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, Conrad in Le Corsaire, and Cavalier in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®. He has also performed many featured roles, including Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake (Pas de Trois, Spanish), Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free (Second Sailor), William Forsythe’s The Second Detail, Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental, and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Sanguinic). He was also in the original casts of Matthew Neenan’s Shift to Minor and Archiva, as well as Nicolo Fonte’s Grace Action.


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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Candy Cane, Tea)
  • Le Corsaire (Conrad, Birbanto)
  • Don Quixote (Basilio)
  • Somnolence (world premiere)
  • Grace Action (world premiere)
  • Shift to Minor (world premiere)


  • Rush (company premiere)
  • Asphodel Meadows (company premiere, Third Movement)
  • Chutes and Ladders  (company premiere)
  • Chroma (company premiere)
  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse (company premiere, Fourth Movement)
  • The Second Detail (company premiere)


  • Artifact Suite (company premiere)
  • Western Symphony (First Movement, Second Movement)
  • The Four Temperaments (Third Theme, Sanguinic)
  • Fancy Free (Second Sailor)
  • Jewels (Emeralds Pas de Trois)
  • Polyphonia (Waltz Couple)

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