Choreographer: Prodigal Son
Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated to New York at age 15 to study at the Harkness House on full scholarship. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, that Mr. Boos developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. After dancing a principal role in Balanchine’s Symphony in C as part of the SAB workshop, Mr. Boos was asked to join New York City Ballet at the age of 18.
Mr. Boos went on to dance with NYCB for 13 years before launching onto the international scene as a guest teacher, initially with the Royal Danish Ballet where he taught for 3 years. In 1992, Mr. Boos was entrusted by the George Balanchine Trust to oversee 4 ballets which had been set on the Ballet de Monte Carlo. Since then he has gone on to stage ballets all over the world with such companies as the Kirov, La Scala, Joffrey, K-Ballet, Leipzig Opera, Het National, and Kansas City.