Jonnathan Ramirez

Principal • Joined Colorado Ballet in 2020

Hometown: Cali, Colombia

Jonnathan Ramirez is originally from Cali, Colombia. At the age of 8 he began his training at the Colombian Institute of Ballet, Incolballet. After graduating at 16, he moved to New York City where he received a full scholarship to continue his training at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet. In 2007 he danced with Cincinnati Ballet for two seasons, then in 2009 he joined Houston Ballet. In 2010, Jonnathan joined the Tulsa Ballet Theatre where he performed numerous soloist and principal roles over ten consecutive years before joining Colorado Ballet in 2020. Jonnathan was promoted from Soloist to Principal in 2021.

Jonnathan's selected roles and ballets include Petruchio in John Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew, Wayne Mcgregor's Infra, An American in Paris in Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin, Frederick in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, Dancing Gents in Kenneth Macmillan’s Manon, Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Espada in Don Quixote, 4th Pas de Deux in Jirí Kilyan’s Petite Mort, Principal in Andre Prokovsky's The Three Musketeers, David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to My Skin, Garrett Smith’s Fading Figures, Pas de Trois in Marcello Angelini’s Giselle, Tchaikovsky in Ma Cong’s Tchaikovsky, The Man Behind the Music, Prince Desire in Marcello Angelini’s Sleeping Beauty, Alejandro Cerrudo’s Second to Last, George Balanchine’s Who Cares, Annabella Lopez Ochoa’s Shibuya Blues, Kurt Jooss’s The Green Table, Nacho Duato’s Rassemblement, Prince in Edward Liang’s Dorothy and the Prince of Oz, Pas de Quatre and Rothbart Soloist in Marcello Angellini’s Swan Lake, Rothbart Soloist, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, Soloist in Yuri Possokhov's Classical Symphony, Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, Waltz Man in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Paul Taylor’s Company B, Christopher Wheeldon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prince and Step Sister in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Jorma Elo's Slice to Sharp, Armand and Gustave in Val Caniparoli's, Lady of the Camellias, Principal in George Balanchine's 4 Temperaments, Twyla Tharp's Sinatra Suite, Tybalt in Edward Liang's Romeo & Juliet, Soloist in George Balanchine’s Themes and Variations, Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove, Rubies Pas de Deux in George Balanchine’s Jewels.