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. During his time with the company, he has premiered works by Edwaard Liang, James Kudelka, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Ma Cong, Jimmy Orrante and others. He has performed soloist and principal roles in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and Edwaard Liang’s Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet. He thanks his family and all who have supported him in his training and career.