Ethan Schweitzer-Gaslin

Ballet Idaho Company Dancer


Ethan is from Massachusetts where he began studying ballet at the age of 5 at Amherst Ballet. He then trained on scholarship at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as at summer programs at schools around the country. After graduating from the UNCSA high school boarding program, he spent 2 years as an apprentice with Oregon Ballet Theatre before joining Ballet Idaho in 2014. He also performs with Arc Dance Company, Halcyon Dance Project and Project Flux Dance. He has been a semi-final Silver and Bronze medal winner and a two-time finalist at Youth America Grand Prix, and has appeared in the Men In Dance Festival, the Sweet Pea Festival, and Treefort Music Festival.

He is known for his performances in the roles of Peter Pan and the Nutcracker Prince, and in works choreographed by George Balanchine, Daniel Ojeda, Lauren Edson, Peter Anastos, Anne Mueller, Edwaard Liang, Alejandro Cerrudo, Danielle Rowe, Penny Saunders, Alex Ketley, Wen Wei Wang, Christopher Stowell, James Kudelka, and Ethan Stiefel. He has choreographed for dancers from Boston Ballet School, Houston Ballet II, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Northwest Dance Theatre, Idaho Fine Arts Academy, and Ballet Idaho. He has been a guest instructor at Ballet Idaho Academy, Echo School of Dance, Dance Unlimited, Northwest Dance Theatre and Amherst Ballet. He is also an instructor for Ballet Idaho’s Learning Through Dance outreach program and is a part time student at Boise State University.


This is Ethan’s eighth season with Ballet Idaho.

Generously sponsored for the 2021.22 season by Dottie Goldman.