Chase Swatosh


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. He was promoted to Principal Soloist in 2019, and then Principal in 2023.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston
Carmen (Don José)

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
Ballet Imperial
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®  (Cavalier)
La Sonnambula
La Valse
Scotch Symphony
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Hoofer)
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations
Western Symphony

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Paris)

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Justin Peck

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Afternoon of a Faun
Dances at a Gathering

The Concert
West Side Story Suite (Tony)

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B (Bugle Boy)
Mercuric Tidings
Piazzolla Caldera
Promethean Fire

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Sweet Fields

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot