Hometown: Redmond, Wash.
Previously with: Pacific Northwest Ballet, City Ballet of San Diego
Favorite movie: Any of the classic animated Disney movies
If I weren’t dancing, I’d be… a marine biologist or a lawyer. Maybe both.
Sean Rollofson is from Redmond, Wash. He began attending Pacific Northwest Ballet School at age 7. He attended summer courses at the National Ballet School (Toronto) and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet.
Mr. Rollofson joined Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) at age 18 as an apprentice in 2008 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2009. During this time, he originated leading roles in Marco Goecke’s Place a Chill, as well as dancing leading and featured roles in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Acolyte), Kent Stowell’s Swan Lake (Neapolitan, Principle Czardas), George Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots), Jiri Kylian’s Sechs Tänze (Six Dances), Kent Stowell’s Nutcracker, and Twyla Tharp’s Waterbaby Bagatelles.
Mr. Rollofson joined City Ballet of San Diego for a season as their Principal Male before joining BalletMet. While there Mr. Rollofson danced leading roles in Balanchine’s La Source, Principal Couple, and Peter Martin’s Hallelujah Junction, Pas de Deux Couple.
Mr. Rollofson also created leading roles in Elizabeth Wistrich’s Bowed Piano and Geoff Gonzales’s Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
He is featured in the Starz mini drama series “Flesh and Bone” as a season regular, Find Your Fifth DVD, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway as the Slave Master/Soloist dancer, Asolo Rep’s Westside Story as Diesel (Riff understudy).He guested at The Kennedy Center, dancing Don Quixote Grand Pas de deux and Romeo and Juliet’s Balcony pas de deux, both with former NYCB soloist Kathryn Morgan for “Bloch’s Evening with Kathryn Morgan.”
Furthermore, Mr. Rollofson danced in the BBC’s 1999 film version of PNB’s production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.