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Since joining American Ballet Theatre in 1996, Sascha Radetsky (Charlie) has been noted for his exceptional strength as a dancer and his dramatic ability to portray a variety of characters. His repertoire includes leading roles in "Bruch Violin Concerto," "La Bayadere," "Swan Lake," "Don Quixote," "The Snow Maiden," "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes," "Push Comes to Shove," "Le Corsaire" and "Romeo and Juliet." He has been a frequent guest artist with ballet companies across the United States, where he has performed leading roles such as the Cavalier in "The Nutcracker." He has danced the works of such acclaimed choreographers as Balanchine, Petipa, Morris, Lubovitch, MacMillan, Tharp, Tudor and DeMille. He has performed throughout the world with American Ballet Theatre and has been selected as ABT's representative in the prestigious Princess Grace Awards for Dance competition. Born in Santa Cruz, California, Radetsky began his ballet studies in the San Francisco Bay Area with Damara Bennett and Ayako Takahashi. At the age of 15, he was invited to study in Moscow at the Bolshoi Academy under world renowned men's teacher Pytor Pestov. After a year in Moscow, he studied on scholarship at the Kirov Academy in Washington, D.C., under Rudolph Kharatian. He toured with the Kirov Ballet throughout the United States and internationally. He also studied on scholarship at the summer programs of several prestigious ballet schools. In December 1999, Radetsky appeared on PBS's "Great Performances/Dance in America" in ABT's "Le Corsaire." He also previously appeared on the show performing in ABT's City Center repertory program. Radetsky is in demand as a model and has appeared in commercials, as well as in starring roles in the PBS movie "Home at Last" and on the NBC television series "Midnight Caller."