“When I was three, my sister was six and in ballet like every other little girl. My parents would bring me to her classes and I would try to dance with them from the hallway. They assumed I’d like it, enrolled me in class and I never stopped,” says Taylor Carrasco of his ballet beginnings. Carrasco trained with the New Mexico Ballet Company and School of American Ballet and has taken summer intensives with Boston Ballet, Ballet Chicago and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He joined Cincinnati Ballet Second Company in the 14-15 Season and was promoted to Apprentice for the 15-16 Season. He was recently the recipient of the MacDowell Artist Grant from the Cincinnati MacDowell Society. Carrasco’s favorite dancing memories thus far are tied to dancing with his sister. He says that “sharing the stage with family is the best experience.” Carrasco was promoted to Corps de Ballet for the 2017-2018 Season.
Explore the new Cincinnati Ballet as Maizyalet Velázquez (Senior Soloist) and Taylor Carrasco (Corps de Ballet) use their bodies as paint brushes.