Sebastien Marcovici (Ballet Master) Born and raised in Paris, France, Sébastien Marcovici began his ballet training at age eight with local teachers, and at age 12 he enrolled at the School of the Paris Opéra Ballet. During the summer of 1993, while studying with Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride at the Chautauqua School of Dance, Mr. Marcovici was invited by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to take Company class with New York City Ballet at Saratoga Springs. In November of 1993, he was invited to join New York City Ballet's corps de ballet. Mr. Marcovici was promoted to the rank of soloist in 1998 and to principal dancer in May 2002.
Mr. Marcovici has performed featured roles in numerous ballets by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and additional works by David Parsons and Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Mr. Marcovici also originated roles in Robbins' Brandenburg and West Side Story Suite as well as in works by Peter Martins, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Robert Lafosse, Miriam Mahdaviani, Benjamin Millepied, Angelin Preljocaj, Twyla Tharp and Christopher Wheeldon.
Mr. Marcovici retired from New York City Ballet in March 2014. He worked as a ballet master with Paris Opera Ballet from 2014 - 2016. He currently works at L.A. Dance Project as a Ballet Master and sets ballets for Benjamin Millepied on ballet companies around the world.