Brooklyn Mack of Elgin, South Carolina, began his dance training at age 12 with the Pavlovich Dance School under Radenko Pavlovich and Milena Leben before receiving a scholarship to study at the Kirov Academy of Ballet. Mack then apprenticed with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and later joined American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company. Mack has been a principal dancer with The Washington Ballet and Orlando Ballet. Notable awards include the Kirsti Paakenen Encouragement Prize at the 2005 International Ballet Competition in Helsinki, Finland; the silver medal at the 2006 Jackson International Ballet Competition, in Mississippi; the 2007 Princess Grace Fellowship Award; Second prize at the 2009 Helsinki IBC; the bronze medal at the 2011 Boston IBC; the Marius Leipa Prize at the 2011 Boston IBC; the silver medal at the 2011 Korean International Dance Competition, the gold medal at the 2012 Boston International Ballet Competition, winner of the 2012 Istanbul Grand Prix and the gold medal at the 2012 International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Mack was featured in Ebony Magazine, the Grio’s Top 100, and was named as a top “25 [dancers] to watch” by Dance Magazine. On October 7, 2014, Brooklyn was honored by AT&T by being inducted into the South Carolina African American History Calendar. Brooklyn had the honor of performing the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake with Misty Copeland at the Kennedy Center in April 2015. In June 2019, Mack made his debut with American Ballet Theatre performing the roles of Conrad and Ali in Le Corsaire. We are thrilled to have Brooklyn return to us throughout the season as Company Member Emeritus.