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Born in London, England, Albert Gordon graduated from The Washington School of Ballet and joined Boston Ballet II in 2013 and was promoted to Boston Ballet's Corp de Ballet in 2015. He joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2016, becoming Soloist in 2018 and First Soloist in 2019. In 2020, Gordon joined Hong Kong Ballet as a Soloist.
With HKB, he has danced the featured roles of Espada in Nina Ananiashvili’s Don Quixote, Little Mak in Septime Webre’s Romeo + Juliet, Dodo Bird and Joker in Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) and lead roles in George Balanchine’s Jewels. He also performed in Webre’s Ballet Classics for Children: Cinderella and Stephen Shropshire’s Handelwerk. His other principal and leading roles include Prince Desire and Bluebird in Angel Corella’s The Sleeping Beauty, Peasant Pas de Deux in Corella’s Giselle, Basilio in Corella’s Don Quixote, Ali and Birbanto in Corella’s Le Corsaire, Mercutio in Kenneth Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet, Jester in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella and Malakhov in Nacho Duato’s Remansos. Gordon also danced in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Tarantella and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush and DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, John Cranko’s Onegin, John Neumeier’s The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker and Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31, originating roles in Jorma Elo’s Trigger Touch Fade, Nicolo Fonte’s Ghost Stories, Andrea Miller's Evening's, Yin Yue's A Trace of Inevitability and Matthew Neenan’s It Goes That Way.
Gordon’s accolades include being a 2012 and 2013 Youth America Grand Prix finalist and winning a gold medal at the 2012 Boston International Ballet Competition and a bronze medal at the 2014 Seoul International Dance Competition. He also received the 2012 Princess Grace Scholarship Award: Dance and a scholarship to The School at Jacob’s Pillow in 2013.
1. What was the first ballet you ever performed?
The first ballet I ever performed was Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker.
2. What’s the most challenging ballet you have danced and what made it so challenging?
Balanchine’s Kammermusik No. 2, too many counts!
3. Most memorable/weird onstage moment and why?
I danced a ballet where one of the onstage columns fell over in the middle of a performance. The audience couldn’t stop laughing!
4. What keeps you motivated on tough days?
Knowing that the tough days are the days that will make me stronger.
5. What is the Place where you feel most yourself?
The ballet studio and the stage.
6. What’s your favourite food?
Cheeseburger and french fries.
7. What are your hobbies?
Camping, Hiking, Playing chess
8. Where is the most interesting place you have ever visited or want to visit?
Tromsø, Norway. It is a small town in the arctic circle where you can see the Northern Lights.
9. What is the coolest thing about being a dancer?
The ability to travel and perform all over the world. Ballet has taken me places I never thought I would go to.
10. Who is your favorite dancer who has inspired you?
Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Leonid Sarafanov