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educator , ballet dancer

Damian Abdo Woetzel, American ballet dancer, educator. Recipient 1st prize Commemorative award National Ballet Achievement Fund, Philadelphia, 1984.


Woetzel, Damian Abdo was born on May 17, 1967 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert Kurt and Sheila Marilyn (Barry) Woetzel.


Graduated from the high school, Holllywood, California, 1983.


Principal dancer Los Angeles Ballet, 1983-1985. Member corps de ballet New York City Ballet, 1985-1988, soloist, then principal dancer, since 1989. Director ballet program New York State Summer School for the Arts, Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1994.

Dancer, choreographer New York City Opera, 1994-1995. Member President Barack Obama's Committee on Arts and Humanities, 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Performed in Jerome Robbins' Four Seasons Dance at a Gathering: Goldberg Variations, Glass Pieces, Interplay, Other Dances. Balanchine's La Sonnambula, Stars and Stripes, Mozariana, Ballo della Regina, Tarantella, The Nutcracker, La Source,Coppelia, Donizetti Variations, Raymonda Variations, Martin's the Sleeping Beauty, Jeu de Cartes, Musical Offering, Paulenc Sonata, Les Petits Riens, The Waltz Project. Also Tschaikovsky's Pas de Deux.

      Danced in New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration, 1993, danced in film George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, 1993. Choreographed Ebony Concerto, 1994, Glazounov Pas de Deux, 1994. Danced in Alexander Borodin's opera Prince Igor, 1994.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: carpentry, gardening, guitar playing, surfing.


Robert Kurt Woetzel

Sheila Marilyn (Barry) Woetzel