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 received his Associate of Arts degree, he joined the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory at The Sarasota Ballet on a 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 with the company. He then joined Ballet San Antonio in 2019. He has performed works by choreographers such as Michael Pink, Timothy O’Donnell, Bruce Wells, George Balanchine, Edwaard Liang, Patrick Armand, Robert Barnett, 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 Arabian Coffee and Snow King in BSA’s The Nutcracker, Espada in Armand’s Don Quixote, Rustics in Well’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and March Hare in Enos’ Alice in Wonderland.

Get to know Zachary

When did you start dancing, and why?

I got started in Musical Theater and took dancing to be stronger there. I ended up enjoying dancing more than I could have ever expected.

What inspires you to be a professional dancer?

The constant growth that comes from this art keeps pushing me and inspiring me. It also helps to have an incredible support system around me.

Why did you choose Ballet San Antonio?

The repertoire that is performed here on The Tobin’s stage was, and still is, exciting and incredibly fun to perform.