CHARLES ASKEGARD has had a distinguished performing career, which began with the American Ballet Theatre, where he performed as a soloist, and continued with the New York City Ballet as a Principal Dancer. At the New York City Ballet, he had the great opportunity to work with Jerome Robbins and performed in his ballets “In Memory Of…”, “The Four Seasons”, “Ives, Songs”, “In the Night”, “Les Noces”, and “Glass Pieces”. He also performed lead roles in many of George Balanchine’s ballets, including “Theme and Variations”, “Diamonds”, “Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2”, “Stars and Stripes”, “Apollo”, “Serenade”, “The Four Temperaments”, “Scotch Symphony”, “Cortege Hongrois”, “Swan Lake”, and “Firebird”. He created ballets with Peter Martins, Christopher Wheeldon, Eliot Feld, Robert La Fosse, and Helgi Tomasson. Mr. Askegard has been a guest artist performing in companies around the world including, The Dutch National Ballet, Bavarian State Opera, The National Ballet of Canada, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and has been a guest of many dance festivals worldwide.