Ashton Roxander

First Soloist

Meet Ashton

Hometown: Medford, Oregon
Ashton Roxander began his dance training at age three. He studied exclusively with his parents at their schools until age 16 when he was offered a full-merit scholarship to Boston Ballet School’s summer intensive, which he attended for two summers before being asked to join their trainee program in 2015, also on full scholarship.

Ashton joined Philadelphia Ballet as a member of PBII for our 2016/2017 season, was promoted to corps de ballet for our 2017/2018 season and to Soloist for our 2019/2020 season. He has performed with the company in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire.

Ashton has also performed in several musical theatre productions in Southern Oregon, including the featured role of Winthrop in The Music Man with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. As well, he was awarded 1st place in the men’s/women’s classical division at both the 2015 and 2016 Youth America Grand Prix semifinals in Seattle.


“Ballet has taught me more about myself than anything in my life.”
– Ashton Roxander


Ashton comes from a long line of artists and enjoys drawing and painting in his free time.


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Performance Highlights:

With Philadelphia Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier, Candy Cane, Tea)
  • Swan Lake (Benno)
  • Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio)
  • Don Quixote (Basilio)
  • La Bayadère (Bronze Idol, Lead Fakir)
  • Giselle (Peasant Pas de Deux)
  • Golden Idol at Guggenheim Works & Process


  • Theme and Variations (Demi Soloist)
  • Emeralds (Pas de Trois)
  • For Four
  • Episode 31 (company premiere)
  • TILT (world premiere)

With School of Philadelphia Ballet:

  • Peter Pan (Peter)
Ashton Roxander | Photo: Arian Molina Soca
Ashton Roxander Gallery 1

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