Corps de Ballet
A native of North Carolina, Jonathan Stiles received the majority of his training under Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.
Mr. Stiles joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 1999, after two seasons with Cincinnati Ballet. His classical repertoire with the Company includes Hilarion in Giselle; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; Puck, Lysander, and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Renfield in Dracula, Dr. Coppelius in Coppélia, and Little Step-Sister and Jester in Cinderella.
He has also danced featured and leading roles in George Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and Ballo della Regina; Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, The Concert, and Interplay; Paul Taylor's Company B and Arden Court; Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs, Matthew Neenan’s Penumbra (original cast); Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo; John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Forgotten Land; and Benjamin Millepied’s This Part in Darkness (original cast).
While at Pennsylvania Ballet, Mr. Stiles served as one of dancers’ union (AGMA) delegates for ten years, and was Producing Director of Shut Up & Dance (the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet's annual benefit show for MANNA) from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Stiles has recently earned a graduate certificate in nonprofit administration from The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, and is looking forward to a career in arts management.
His wife is School Instructor and former Principal Dancer Martha Chamberlain. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in April 2013.