Bradley Schlagheck began his training at The School of Performing Arts in Maitland, FL, under the direction of Russell Sultzbach. In 2004, he was selected to join Boston Ballet School, where he was awarded the Pao Merit Scholarship and began his training with Franco Devita. In 2005, Bradley joined Boston Ballet II, under the direction of Raymond Lukens, and began performing extensively with the company. Bradley joined the Corps de Ballet in 2006, was promoted to Second Soloist in 2012, and Soloist in 2013. In November 2015, Bradley moved to New York City where he now works as a Broadway performer and freelance artist.
Bradley toured nationally and internationally with Boston Ballet to Charleston, Washington D.C., New York City, Spain, South Korea, Finland, and London. He has performed in galas around the globe including Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Tokyo, Japan. He is also Company Manager and founding member of Cirio Collective, under the direction of Jeffrey and Lia Cirio, with which he has performed at the Vineyard Arts Project on Martha’s Vineyard, The Cape Dance Festival in Provincetown, MA, the American Dance Competition Gala in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Joyce Theater Ballet Festival in New York City.
Bradley’s featured repertoire includes: Christopher Wheeldon’s An American in Paris (Broadway and First National Tour), The 72nd Annual Tony Awards (Broadway’s Carousel), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (New York City), Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince, Snow King) and Swan Lake (Pas de Cinq), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de Trois), John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet (Paris), Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias (Baron de Varville, St. Gaudens), Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free and The Concert, George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements (Turning Principal), Symphony in C (4th Movement Principal), Emeralds (Principal), Diamonds (Principal),and Episodes (Symphony Principal), Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia (Wedding Pas), Jose Martinez’s Resonance (Principal), John Neumeier’s Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler (Soul, Posthorn), Jorma Elo’s Brake The Eyes, Plan to B, Sharper Side of Dark, C to C reborn and Bach Cello Suites, Helen Pickett’s Eventide, Jiri Kylian’s Wings of Wax, Petit Mort, No More Play, and Sarabande, Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room (Stomper), William Forsythe’s The Second Detail and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and Jeffrey Cirio’s of Trial, fremd, and MiniM.
Photo: Roberto Matteo Photography