Zachary Bennett

Corps de Ballet, Ballet San Antonio

Gainesville, Florida

Joined BSA:

Zach began dancing at 13 focusing on Hip Hop and Jazz at the Danscompany of Gainesville and would later start Ballet at the age of 16. Once he finished college, he joined the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory at The Sarasota Ballet on scholarship after attending their summer intensive. From there, he joined and completed his school training at The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School under Ariel Serrano and Wilmian Hernandez. He then joined Milwaukee Ballet as a member of their second company where he performed on stage with the company. He had worked with choreographers such as Michael Pink, Timothy O’Donnell, Bruce Wells, Joel Hathaway, Edwaard Liang, and Brian Enos.

His repertoire includes ballets such as The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Dracula, Coppelia, Serenade, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performance highlights include Russian in BSA’s The Nutcracker, Jacks in Pink’s The Nutcracker, Rustics in Well’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and March Hare in Enos’ Alice in Wonderland.

Get to know Zachary

What are your favorite ballets?
I would have to say Romeo and Juliet and Dracula. It’s been so enjoyable to perform in both of them!

If you were not a dancer, what would you be doing?
Teaching! I was in school to become a history teacher before I trained professionally. 

What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?
Resting. We are so active during the week that it’s crucial that our bodies get the rest they need.