Michael and Sue Steinberg are the generous sponsors of Georgina Pazcoguin for the Spring 2013 season of Ballet Next.
Born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Georgina Pazcoguin began her dance training at the age of four at the Allegheny Ballet Academy where she studied with Deborah Anthony, Richard Cook, and Cherié Noble. Ms. Pazcoguin entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In addition, she trained at the summer programs of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and SAB. In October 2002, Ms. Pazcoguin became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in October 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet.
Since joining New York City Ballet, Ms. Pazcoguin has danced featured roles in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Dolls, Hot Chocolate, Flowers), Scotch Symphony; Eliot Feld's The Unanswered Question; Peter Martins' Ocean's Kingdom (Scala), The Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse, Vivacity), Swan Lake (Princess, Russian), The Waltz Project; Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons; and Jerome Robbins' The Concert, Fancy Free, Fanfare (Flutes), N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, West Side Story Suite. Ms. Pazcguin originated featured roles in Jiři Bubeniček's Toccata, Douglas Lee's Lifecasting, Peter Martins' Romeo + Juliet (The Nurse), Alexei Ratmansky's Russian Seasons, Ms. Pazcoguin originated corps roles in Susan Stroman's Double Feature, Mr. Robbins' N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (NYCB premiere).
Ms. Pazcoguin is a 2002 recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award. In June 2002, Ms. Pazcoguin participated in an exhibition performance at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, performing with the Allegheny Ballet Company.