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ETHAN BROWN



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Born in New York City, Ethan Brown began his dance training with his father, Kelly Brown, in Phoenix, Arizona. Both his father and his mother, Isabel Mirrow, were members of American Ballet Theatre, as was his sister, Leslie Browne. At the age of 13, he moved to New York to train at the School of American Ballet, where he studied for six years.

In 1981, Ethan Brown joined American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet. His repertoire with the company includes Rasputin in Anastasia, the Rajah in La Bayadère, Pat Garrett in Billy the Kid, the Pasha in Le Corsaire, He Wore a White Tie in Dim Lustre, Espada and Lorenzo in Don Quixote, Demetrius in The Dream, Her Pastor and The Father in Fall River Legend, the third sailor in Fancy Free, Thomas in La Fille mal gardée, Partner to the Italian Ballerina in Gala Performance, a leading role in The Garden of Villandry, Hilarion in Giselle, the Wounded Veteran in The Informer, The Man She Must Marry in Jardin aux Lilas, the fourth pas de deux in The Leaves Are Fading, Lescaut and the Jailer in Manon, the Painter in Offenbach in the Underworld, the Mayor in The Pied Piper, the Man From the House Opposite in Pillar of Fire, the Head Wrangler in Rodeo, Paris, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, the King in The Sleeping Beauty, the Tutor and Master of Ceremonies in Swan Lake, Baptista in The Taming of the Shrew, leading roles in Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, Diversion of Angels, Sechs Tänze, Sinfonietta and Some Assembly Required, and featured roles in Airs, Ballet Imperial, The Sleeping Beauty and Theme and Variations. He created the Wolf in Peter and the Wolf, leading roles in Americans We, Black Tuesday and States of Grace and featured roles in Cruel World, Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes, Études and Serious Pleasures.

Brown was promoted to Soloist in 1988.