Position: Principal Dancer
Affiliation with organization: 2011 – Present
Years active at YAGP: 2014 – Present
Cory Stearns was born in Long Island, New York, and began his classical training at Seiskaya Ballet with Mme. Valia Seiskaya. At age 15, Stearns was a YAGP New York City Finalist and was awarded a full scholarship to The Royal Ballet School in London. He joined the ABT Studio Company in 2004 before entering the main company as an Apprentice in 2005. Stearns joined the Corps de Ballet in 2006, was appointed a Soloist in 2009, and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2011.