William Newton

Company Member Since 2017 | From Columbus, OH

Previously with: Houston Ballet

Favorite roles: Dyad 1929 (Adam), Murmuration (Own Role), The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic) Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio)

William Newton was born in Columbus, Ohio, and received his training at New Albany Ballet Company and Houston Ballet Academy.  In 2009, he joined Houston Ballet to perform feature roles in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, the Prince in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Sinfonietta, Adam in Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929, principal couples in Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Hortensio in John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew, Stephano in David Bintley’s The Tempest, and Merman in Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan.  His repertoire also includes Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial, Theme and Variations, Serenade, and “Diamonds”, William Forsythe’s Artifact, Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew; Sir Kenneth MacMilan’s Manon and Gloria, Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan, Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow,  Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Spanish, Fat Father, Father, Harlequin, Nutcracker, King Rat, Male Flower, Arabian, Mirliton Man), The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Bintley’s Aladdin, Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land, Jerome Robbins’s The Concert and West Side Story Suite, John Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Harald Lander’s Études and Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs and La Fille mal gardée.  Mr. Newton was also created on in world premieres such as Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration, Garrett Smith’s Reveal and Return, James Kudelka’s Passion, and Aszure Barton’s Angular Momentum.  This is Mr. Newton’s third season with BalletMet.

Video and Images by Jennifer Zmuda.