MAX VAN DER STERRE
San Francisco, California
Max was born in San Francisco, California and began his classical training with Damara Bennett and Henry Berg at City Ballet School until 2003. He then continued on to The School of American Ballet for two more years before being named an apprentice with New York City Ballet by Peter Martins in 2005. Max was a company member of NYCB from 2005-2009. Max has been a guest artist with Minnesota Dance Theater and the Paris Opera while on tour at Lincoln Center. He has also collaborated with the choreographer Emery LeCrone, Pontus Lidberg, the photographer David Michalek and was a dancer in the film Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky. This will be his sixth season with Alabama Ballet.