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Joseph Cavanaugh

Joseph Cavanaugh

Phoenix, Arizona
Joined Ballet Arizona: 2001
Training: Virginia School of the Arts, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School

Joseph Cavanaugh pursued his professional training at the Virginia School of the Arts, and later graduated with honors from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. He has worked with and performed for such choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Jordan Morris, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Alexei Ratmansky.  Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2001, Mr. Cavanaugh has originated featured roles in Ib Andersen’sElevations, Mosaik, 2B, PlayA Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Interplays by Vladimir Angelov. He has danced soloist and principal roles in Swan LakeGiselle (Hilarion), Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night,and Polyphonia by Christopher Wheeldon. His Balanchine repertoire includes principle roles in Agon, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Mr. Cavanaugh has been teaching around the United States and Canada for the past 15 years.  Joseph also helped create The Artist Relief Fund (501c3) in 2013, which helps support the dancers of Ballet Arizona in times of extended injury, personal hardship, and imminent career transition.  He also helps develop and implement educational and community programming for the ballet.