ARTIST

Schuyler Wijsen

Berkeley, CA

Joined Boston Ballet in 2021

Biography

Schuyler Wijsen began his ballet education with Paula van der Zwaan, continuing his training with the Oakland School for the Arts under the direction of Reginald Ray-Savage and Allison Hurley, and later, San Francisco Ballet School. 

In 2017, Wijsen was invited to join the School of American Ballet (SAB), graduating in 2021. He performed roles in the school’s workshop performances, lecture demonstrations, and student choreography workshops, as well as with the New York Choreographic Institute. His repertoire with SAB includes George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and the male solo from Divertimento No. 15. In 2021, he won the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise.

His Boston Ballet repertoire includes George Balanchine’s Chaconne (Demis) and Allegro Brilliante and Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote (Matadors), as well as featured roles in Jorma Elo’s Ruth’s Dance, William Forsythe’s Approximate Sonata and Artifact Suite, Stephen Galloway’s DEVIL’S/eye, and Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de Trois). 

Wijsen joined Boston Ballet as an artist of the Company in 2021.