Didier Bramaz

Principal Soloist

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland

Didier Bramaz was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. He first began taking ballet at age 11. When he was 16, he accepted a scholarship to train intensively with David Allen at the Geneva Dance Center. Bramaz competed in and won several dance competitions, one of which offered him a two-year scholarship to train at the School of American Ballet in New York City. While at SAB, he was chosen to work with the great choreographer, Jerome Robbins, and originated a role in his 2 & 3 Part Inventions. At 21, he accepted an apprenticeship with American Ballet Theatre. A year later, Edward Villella offered him a position with Miami City Ballet as a corps de ballet member. Five years later, he was promoted to soloist and to principal soloist in 2008. Bramaz is married to fellow Miami City Ballet principal soloist, Callie Manning.

Roles since joining MCB

Sir Fredrick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander, Bottom)
Ballet Imperial
Bourée Fantasque
Divertimento No. 15
“Emeralds” from Jewels
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
Stars and Stripes
The Four Temperaments
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Symphony in C
Valse Fantasie 1953
Western Symphony
Sylvia Pas De Deux

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Paris, Tybalt)

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Trey McIntyre
The Reassuring Effects of Form and Poetry

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
In The Night
The Concert

Twyla Tharp
In the Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
Sweet Fields

“The Golden Section”

Paul Taylor
Arden Court
Company B
Funny Papers
Piazzola Caldera

Liam Scarlett

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon (Dr. Coppélius)
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (Hilarion)
Grand Pas Classique, Victor Gsovsky
Paquita, Marius Petipa and Joseph Mazilier

Bramaz has originated roles in Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic and Twyla Tharp’s NIGHTSPOT.