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Distinguished Artist in Residence / Senior Instructor, Dance / School Director of Curriculum, USCDC
Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of South Carolina
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Distinguished Artist in Residence. Senior Instructor of Ballet, Dance USC. School Director of Curriculum, USC Dance Conservatory. Soloist, NYC Ballet.
Stacey Calvert was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and began her ballet training at the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance, studying with her Mother and Godmother. In 1980, Ms. Calvert entered the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet—and remained there for three years. She joined New York City Ballet’s corp de ballet in 1983. In 1992, Ms. Calvert joined William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet. She returned to New York City Ballet in the winter of 1993. Ms. Calvert was promoted to the rank of Soloist in 1994.
Since joining the Company, she has danced numerous featured roles including George Balanchine’s Apollo, Ballo della Regina, The Four Temperaments, The Nutcracker (Hot Chocolate), Stars and Stripes, Symphony in C, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, Western Symphony, and Who Cares?, as well as Jerome Robbins’ The Four Seasons (Winter) and Interplay. In addition, she has been featured in Peter Martins’ Ash and Barber Violin Concerto as well as William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman. During the inaugural season of NYCB’s Diamond Project in 1992, Ms. Calvert originated a principal role in John Alleyne’s Bet Ann’s Dance. During the Company’s 1994 Diamond Project, she originated principal roles in Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Chiaroscuro, John Alleyne’s The New Blondes, Trey McIntyre’s Steel and Rain, and Kevin O’Day’s Viola Alone...(with One Exception). For The Diamond Project in 1997, Ms. Calvert originated principal roles in O’Day’s Open Strings and Angelin Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza. In addition, she originated principal roles in Mr. O’Day’s Huoah, Dvorak Bagatelles and Badchonim. Ms. Calvert has danced in Europe with a touring group, and has travelled extensively in the United States and abroad with the New York City Ballet.
Since 2006, she has presented, for the University of South Carolina, Ballet Stars of New York, a concert featuring principal dancers from the NYC Ballet Company such as Wendy Whelan, Albert Evans, Nilas Martins, Tom Gold, Nikolaj Hubbe, Yvonne Borree, Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, Tyler Angle, Charles Askegard, Amar Ramasar and others, performing alongside the USC Dance Company. Past Ballet Stars of NY concerts have included performances of signature Balanchine works such as Apollo, Agon, Tarantella, Stars and Stripes, Western Symphony, Allegro Brillante, Walpurgisnacht, and Who Cares, as well as Jerome Robbins' In The Night, William Forsythe's Herman Schmerman (Pas De Deux) and Lila York's Celts. This gala evening has become an annual event for the USC Board of Dance.