Albert Gordon

First Soloist

Meet Albert

Hometown: McLean, VA
Albert Gordon began dancing at age 11 with the Washington School of Ballet, studying exclusively with Director Kee Juan Han. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including finalist in the Youth America Grand Prix in 2012 and 2013, a gold medal (junior category) at the Boston International Ballet Competition, and 3rd place (senior category) at the Seoul International Dance Competition. Albert was also a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Scholarship Award.

Albert joined Philadelphia Ballet for our 2016/2017 season as a member of the corps de ballet, and was promoted to Soloist for the 2018-2019 season.  He has danced the principal role in Angel Corella’s The Sleeping Beauty (Prince) and leading roles in Corella’s Le Corsaire (Ali), Nacho Duato’s Remansos, and George Balanchine’s Western Symphony (Third Movement); in addition to many world premieres, including Brian Sanders’ Chicken Bone Brain, Nicolo Fonte’s Ghost Stories, and Matthew Neenan’s It goes that way. Prior to Philadelphia Ballet, Albert was a member of Boston Ballet II, which he joined in 2013. He was promoted to their main company in 2015.


“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal” – Albert Gordon


Albert is an Eagle Scout.


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Performance Highlights

With Philadelphia Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Desire, Bluebird)
  • Le Corsaire (Birbanto, Ali)
  • Cinderella (Jester)


  • It goes that way (world premiere)
  • TILT (world premiere)
  • Ghost Stories (world premiere)
  • Chicken Bone Brain (world premiere)


  • Episode 31 (company premiere)
  • Rush (company premiere)
  • Remansos (company premiere)
  • Tarantella
  • Western Symphony (Third Movement)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto

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