Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
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. He joined Houston Ballet in 2009 and has performed feature roles in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Plegmatic); Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Prince); Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Sinfonietta; Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929 (Adam); Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations (Principal Couples); John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew (Hortensio); David Bintley’s The Tempest (Stephano) and Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan (Merman). His repertoire also includes: George Balanchine’s Ballet Imperial (Pas de Trois), Theme and Variations, Serenade, Diamonds; William Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; John Cranko The Taming of the Shrew; Sir Kenneth MacMilan’s Manon (Protector(Strong Man), Gloria; Twyla Tharp’s The Brahms-Haydn Variations; Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan; Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow; Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker (Spanish, Fat Father, Father, Harlequin, Nutcracker, King Rat, Male Flower, Arabian, Mirliton Man), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas De Quatre), Romeo and Juliet; David Bintley’s Aladdin (Gold); Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land; Jerome Robbins’s The Concert, West Side Story Suite (Jets); John Neumeier’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (Lead Fairy Man); Harald Lander’s Etudes and Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, La fille mal gardee. Mr. Newton was also created on in world premieres such as Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration; Garrett Smith’s Reveal, Return (Momentum Pas); James Kudelka’s Passion and Aszure Barton’s Angular Momentum.