Amir YogevCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel
Amir Yogev was born and raised in Kibbutz Tzuba, Israel. He began his ballet training at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at the age of 13. In 2003, he moved to New York City to study at the School of American Ballet. He supplemented his training with summer programs on scholarship at Joffrey Ballet School, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and San Francisco Ballet School.
While at SAB, Yogev performed in several ballets including Square Dance, Bourrée Fantasque, Scenes de Ballet, Western Symphony, Union Jack, and The Nutcracker.
In 2006, Yogev joined Miami City Ballet where he performed in several works by George Balanchine including Square Dance, La Valse, Jewels, Bourrée Fantasque, Swan Lake, Symphony in C, and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. He also performed in Paul Taylor’s Mercuric Tidings and originated a role in Twyla Tharp’s NIGHTSPOT.
Yogev joined Pennsylvania Ballet as an Apprentice for the 2009-2010 season and was promoted to the Corps de Ballet for the 2010-2011 Season. During seven seasons, he danced featured roles, including the title role in Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan, as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia, Swan Lake and After the Rain; George Balanchine’s Agon, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) and George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™; Roland Petit’s Carmen; William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Second Detail and In the middle, somewhat elevated; Matthew Neenan’s Penumbra; and Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land and Petite Mort. Yogev has also performed in Balanchine’s The Prodigal Son and Allegro Brillante; Jerome Robbins’ The Concert and In G Major; Alexei Ratmansky’s Jeu de Cartes and Larry Keigwin’s Canvas. Yogev was featured in Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain as part of the TV special “Pennsylvania Ballet at 50,” which aired on PBS in May 2014.
Yogev rejoined Miami City Ballet as a corps de ballet member in 2016.