Beau Pearson - Ballet West First Soloist
Born: San Francisco, California
Joined Ballet West: 2007
Promoted to Demi-Soloist: 2010
Promoted to Soloist: 2011
Promoted to First Soloist: 2013
Training: The Academy of Ballet in San Francisco under Richard Gibson and Zory Karah at age 18, after graduating from high school.
Current Repertoire: "Snow Pas de Deux" in Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker; Bruce Marks’ Continuo; “Softly As I Leave You” in Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs; James Canfield’s Equinoxe; Principal Couple in the world premiere of Megan Furse’s Le Chant de la Terre; the world premiere of Susan Shields’ Grand Synthesis; "Ferdinand" and "Neptune" in Michael Smuin’s The Tempest; Principal Couple in Ben Stevenson’s Three Preludes; Mark Morris’ Gong; "Sharpless" in Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly; "Drinking Companion" in George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son; "Warrior" in Michel Fokine’s Polovetsian Dances; "Lysander" in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream; Adam Sklute’s newly conceived and produced Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty; "Elegy Man" in Balanchine’s Serenade, as well as in Balanchine’s Agon, Stars and Stripes, The Four Temperaments and Chaconne; in the 2010 world premieres of Charlotte Boye-Christensen’s Row, Aidan DeYoung’s Outward, and Michael Bearden’s Descent; John Butler's Carmina Burana; Jiri Kylian's Sinfonietta; and in the 2011 world premieres of Christopher Ruud's Trapped, Emily Adams' Regarding Us, and Avichai Scher's White Noise.
Additional Information: Prior to joining Ballet West, he performed with Chamberdance, a performing group of the Academy of Ballet.