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
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)
Afternoon of a Faun
Dances at a Gathering
West Side Story Suite (Tony)
Company B (Bugle Boy)
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot