Hometown: Madrid, Spain
Born in Madrid, Spain, Javier Rivet began his ballet training at La Escuela de Ballet Miriam Sicilia at the age of six. In 2010, he was accepted into the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma in Madrid, receiving the “ Extraordinary End of Career “ prize upon his graduation in 2016. In addition, he attended summer programs at English National Ballet, Victor Ullate School, Curso de Danza Menorca and IBStage. During his training, Rivet danced soloist and principal roles in Paquita, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, La fille mal gardée and Raymonda. In 2016, he won first place in the Castellón Dance Competition.
Rivet joined American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in September 2016, became an Apprentice with the main Company in January 2018 and joined the Corps de Ballet in June 2018. His repertoire includes multiple featured roles in ballets such as Alexei Ratmansky’s The Seasons, Of Love and Rage, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe, Silas Farley’s Collage and Creed and Don Quixote. In addition he performed various roles in works such as Jessica Lang’s Zig Zag, Kevin McKenzie’s Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, and many more.
Rivet joined Philadelphia Ballet in August 2022.