Ballet Guest Instructor and Master Teacher
Joseph Cavanaugh pursued his professional training at the Virginia School of the Arts, and later graduated with honors from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division. He has worked with and performed for such choreographers as Dwight Rhoden, Jordan Morris, Alejandro Cerrudo, and Alexei Ratmansky. Since joining Ballet Arizona in 2001, Mr. Cavanaugh has originated featured roles in Ib Andersen’s Elevations, Mosaik, 2B, Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in Interplays by Vladimir Angelov. He has danced soloist and principal roles in Swan Lake, Giselle (Hilarion), Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, Dwight Rhoden’s Ave Maria, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night, and Polyphonia by Christopher Wheeldon. His Balanchine repertoire includes principle roles in Agon, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Mr. Cavanaugh has been teaching around the United States and Canada for the past 12 years. He is currently working as a Ballet Master for Ballet Arizona in addition to his teaching. Joseph teaches at Arizona Dance Artistry’s annual Summer Ballet Intensive and several master classes throughout the season.