Derrick Agnoletti was honored to join The Joffrey Ballet under the late Gerald Arpino as a seasonal dancer in 2003. He became an Arpino Apprentice in 2004, and was promoted to full company dancer in August of 2005.Born and raised in San Jose, California, Mr. Agnoletti trained at the San Jose Cleveland Ballet School and received scholarships to San Francisco Ballet School and The School of American Ballet. He also attended American Ballet Theatre summer intensives for several years. Prior to joining The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Agnoletti was educated at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his B.S. in Sociological Sciences as well as his B.F.A. in Dance, graduating with honors. Also a member of the UCI NCAA swim team, Mr. Agnoletti had the opportunity to study and dance works of Antony Tudor, José Limón, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham and David Allen to name a few. For two consecutive years Mr. Agnoletti studied and performed with the Conservatoire National Superiuer de Paris exchange program as well as Donald McKalyle's UCI Etude Ensemble.Since joining The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Agnoletti has performed in: Caught!, Celebration, Creative Force, Deuce Coupe, The Dream, The Green Table, Giselle (Peasant pas de deux), Light Rain, Motown Suite, The Nutcracker (Fritz and Snow Prince), N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz!, Petrouchka, Les Presages, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Le Sacred du Primtemps, Sometimes it Snows in April, Square Dance, Cloven Kingdom, Waterbaby Bagatelles, PRETTY ballet, Crossed, Viva Vivaldi, Cinderella (the Jester), Age of Innocence, Postcards, Le Noces, Carousel: A Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Tarantella.His other interests include Italian culture, beach volleyball, water polo, swimming, surfing, triathlons, The Chicago Cubs, The SF 49ers, volunteering and spending time with his family and friends.Mr. Agnoletti is grateful for the love and support of his father, mother and brothers.
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