About

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Paulina Waski was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and began her ballet training at age 7 under the guidance of American Ballet Theatre (ABT) alumni, Denise Lewis and Mark Grothman in Connecticut. Waski attended ABT’s Summer Intensive program in 2006, and was invited to join the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School that same year under the direction of Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens. At age 12, Waski placed in the top twelve at the 2008 Youth American Grand Prix, junior division in Philadelphia. 

While at the JKO School, Waski performed the principal role in Susan Jaffe's world premiere of We Insist at the 2011 Spring Performance. She also danced soloist roles in excerpts from Les Sylphides, Coppélia, Raymond Lukens and Franco De Vita's Jerusalem Divertissement, and pieces choreographed by Jessica Lang and Kanji Segawa. Waski's roles with the ABT Studio Company included performing at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. as part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. Her roles also included Canzonetta pas de deux in Antony Tudor's Soirée Musicale, and a soloist role in August Bournonville's Napoli.

In 2011, at age 16, Waski joined ABT’s Company as an apprentice and became a member of the corps de ballet in May 2012. Her roles with the Company include the Lead D'Jampe and Pas D’Action in La Bayadère, a Carnival Dancer in Othello, a Big Swan and Hungarian Princess in Swan Lake, Rosaline in Romeo and Juliet, and roles in Bach Partita, The Brahms-Haydn Variations, Piano Concerto #1, Jardin aux LilasRaymonda Divertissements and Jessica Lang’s Her Notes.

Waski created a role in Marcelo Gomes’ AfterEffect and Alexei Ratmansky’s World Premier Songs of Bukovina; The Nutcracker, as the Spanish Dancer and one of Nutcracker’s Sisters; The Sleeping Beauty as Fairy Candide (Sincerity) and Sapphire Fairy. 

In 2015, Waski was invited to perform as a guest artist dancing the role of Giselle in a full-length production of Giselle under the direction of Xiomara Reyes and Rinat Imaev for Studio to Stage at The Hartt School. In August of 2015 Waski was awarded the 2016 OWPD Prix at IBStage, Barcelona, Spain. During the summer of 2016 Waski danced the role of Nikiya in La Bayadère staged by Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, for Studio to Stage at The Hartt School, as well as performing her role as Giselle in An Evening of Pas de Deux for the Gala event of American Academy of Ballet at Purchase College, NY. 

Waski was awarded the Laura and James Rosenwald Scholarship in 2010, and the recipient of the 2010-2011 Scünci National Training Scholarship, Waski received the Margaret King Moore Dancer Award at ABT.

Waski joined Boston Ballet as an artist of the Company in 2019.

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