Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Joined Nevada Ballet Theatre in 2012
Steven Goforth was born in Vancouver, WA and began his dance training with Jan Hurst and Zachary Carroll. As a high school student, he attended the Regional Dance America Craft of Choreography Conference and the International Dance School at the 2010 International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS. He also spent summers at the Ballet West Academy in Salt Lake City, UT, where he later joined their Professional Trainee Program on full scholarship. Since joining NBT in 2012, Steven has performed numerous Principal roles including “Prince Siegfried” in Cynthia Gregory’s Swan Lake, “Dracula” in Ben Stevenson’s Dracula, “Bugle Boy” and Pennsylvania Polka in Paul Taylor’s Company B, Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain Pas de Deux, the principal couple in Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), “Cheshire Cat” and “King of Hearts” in Septime Webre’s Alice (in Wonderland), “Tybalt” in James Canfield’s Romeo and Juliet, “Snow Prince” in James Canfield’s The Nutcracker, “Prince Ivan” in Yuri Possokhov’s Firebird, and Principal and Soloist roles in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Western Symphony, Who Cares?, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Steven also originated roles in news works by Nicolo Fonte (Crane/ing), Matthew Neenan (Until December) and James Canfield. He performed in the 2018 Capezio Awards in Las Vegas produced by Ann Marie DeAngelo and has performed as a Guest Artist in Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Alaska and Nevada. As a choreographer, Steven has created five works for NBT, both for A Choreographer’s Showcase, NBT’s collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, and NBT’s subscriber only benefit, The Studio Series. He has been on faculty with the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre since 2015.