Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
BalletMet Company Member since: 2013
Favorite local spot: German Village Coffee Shop
Surprising fact: I’ve watched all 10 seasons of “Stargate SG-1” three times and am starting a fourth!
Michael Sayre started dancing at age 3 at Southold Dance Theater in his hometown of South Bend, Ind., before attending the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago for four years. After graduating from the trainee program at Joffrey, he joined BalletMet in 2013. Over his five years at BalletMet, he has performed soloist and principal roles in ballets by choreographers such as Edwaard Liang, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and others. Some of his most memorable roles in story ballets include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and the Prince in Dorothy and the Prince of Oz, as well as the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker. Last season, Michael had the privilege of performing the improvisation solo at the beginning of Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 and dancing James Kudelka’s Man in Black in BalletMet’s autumn program “Parallel Connections.He thanks his family and all who have supported him in his training and career.