SECOND SOLOIST

Daniel Rubin

Cupertino, California

Joined Boston Ballet in 2022

Biography

Daniel Rubin was born and raised in Cupertino, California. After training locally, he studied at the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, D.C., and later, under the wing of Tamara Statkoun. Rubin continued his classical ballet studies at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy). Upon graduation in 2015, he joined the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg. After performing the entire corps de ballet repertoire, he was promoted to soloist in 2018 and to leading soloist in 2020. 
 
Rubin originated numerous roles including Konstantin Treplev in The Seagull. A Ballet Story, Louis XIV, Old Molière, and the Commander in Molière Passion, or The Mask of Don Juan, and the Angel in The Pygmalion Effect. His Boris Eifman repertoire includes Beyond Sin (Alexei Karamazov), Molière Passion, or The Mask of Don Juan (Molière), Musagète (George Balanchine), My Jerusalem (The Jew), Onegin (Lensky), Red Giselle (The Friend), Requiem (The Young Man), Rodin, Her Eternal Idol (Claude Debussy), Russian Hamlet (the Heir), and Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra (Tchaikovsky, Prince, Lensky, and Joker). 

His Boston Ballet repertoire includes featured roles in Nanine Linning’s La Mer, Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote (Espada, Don Quixote), Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker (Arabian, Drosselmeyer), Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, Lilac Fairy Cavalier), and Helen Pickett’s 月夜 Tsukiyo
 
In 2022, Rubin won the “Golden Spotlight” in the category “Best Male Role in a Ballet Performance” for his role in The Seagull. A Ballet Story. Rubin was awarded the St. Petersburg State Prize in the realm of Culture and Fine Art for 2021, for the creation of the ballet The Seagull. A Ballet Story. In 2021, he was also nominated for the “Golden Spotlight” in the category “Best Male Role in a Ballet Performance” for his roles in Molière Passion, or The Mask of Don Juan. Rubin was a guest artist at the 30th Anniversary Gala of the prestigious Benois de la Danse competition in 2022. 

Rubin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California (2023; magna cum laude). He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Global Studies and International Relations at Northeastern University. Daniel is a graduate of the Crossover Into Business program for professional athletes at Harvard Business School (2023).  
 
Daniel Rubin joined Boston Ballet as an artist of the Company in 2022 and was promoted to second soloist in 2023. 

Position funded by Robert Sherblom