Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Chase Swatosh grew up in Westlake Village, Calif., and began his dance training at Retter’s Academy of Dance with Darryl and Linda Retter when he was 8 years old. In 2007, he became a trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, where he trained for two years before attending the summer and winter terms of the School of American Ballet (2009-2010). He also attended numerous ballet summer intensives from 2005-2010, including American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, Miami City Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School.
Swatosh has a diversified dance background, having trained in tap, jazz, contemporary, musical theater and modern. He also was a Junior Olympic swimmer, an All-American qualifying diver in high school and an awarded classically trained pianist.
Swatosh joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice in 2010 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2012. Since joining MCB, he has had the pleasure of dancing in much of the company’s repertoire, including some soloist and principal roles. He was promoted to soloist in 2016.
Roles since joining MCB
Carmen (Don José)
Sir Frederick Ashton
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Hoofer)
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations
Romeo and Juliet (Paris)
Dances at a Gathering
West Side Story Suite (Tony)
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot