Raphael Spyker

Raphael Spyker Raphael Spyker

Soloist
 
He began ballet training at age 13 at the Escola de Dança Alice Arja. In 2013 Raphael joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. In December of 2014 he joined American Ballet Theatre as an apprentice and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in February of 2015. Since September of 2017 Raphael Spyker is a soloist at the ballet company of the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre.
 
Repertoire:

Pas de Trois - Tchaikovsky, SWAN LAKE
Pas de Six – Adam, GISELLE
Castanets soloist - Krein, LAURENCIA
Leading Troubadour – Prokofiev, ROMEO AND JULIET
French Doll – Tchaikovsky, THE NUTCRACKER 
Prince Fortune - Tchaikovsky, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
 
Roles in ballets:
SYMPHONY IN C (choreography by G. Balanchine), THE FIREBIRD (Choreography by M.Fokine), PETITE CÉRÉMONIE, ORAWA (choreography by M. Walerski) and in ballets by A. Ratmansky, K. MacMillan and F. Ashton. 
 
Awards:
Entreatos competition in Rio de Janeiro - a scholarship to study with Mr. De Vita in New York, NY (2012)