Easton Smith

Born and Raised: San Francisco, CA
Joined Ballet West: 2010

Current Repertoire: John Butler’s Carmina Burana; “First Theme” in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments; “Prince of the North,” “Lilac Fairy Cavalier” in Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced The Sleeping Beauty; Jiri Kylian’s Sinfonietta; Nicolo Fonte's Bolero; and the 2011 world premieres of Christopher Ruud's Trapped and Avichai Scher's White Noise.

Training: Contra Costa Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet

Notable Role: “Older Billy” in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot

Favorite Roles: "Johnny Castle/ Ensemble" in the pre-Broadway tour of Dirty Dancing in 2008-09; Principal role in Trey McIntrye's Illuminations (created on Mr. Smith) at Sacramento Ballet; "Romeo" in Ron Cunningham’s Romeo & Juliet with Sacramento ballet; "El Capitan" in Balanchine's Stars and Stripes with Sacramento Ballet.

Additional Information: For the first seven years of Easton Smith’s career, he worked with Michael Smuin where he had the opportunity to perform many works that made Smuin successful. These roles include "Jason" in Medea; “Bouqet Pas de Deux” in Shinju, and Eternal Idol. Smith has also had pieces choreographed on him, such as "Captain Ontistario" in Zorro, Stabbat Mahter and Dancing with Gershwin.