Zacchaeus Page grew up in Saint Petersburg, FL, where he started his dance training at the age of 15. He attended the Academy of Ballet Arts and danced in the arts program at his high school, PCCA. He then went to study dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. During his time at UNCSA, he worked with many choreographers and artists such as Susan Jaffe, Goyo Montero, and Ilya Kozadayev. He also had the opportunity to perform in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Symphonic Variations, Goyo Montero’s Benditos Malditos, and Ilya Kozadayev’s Dream(s)pace... which was taken to NYC to be a part of the Youth America Grand Prix International School Festival at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. A year after graduating, Zacchaeus became a member of Richmond Ballet’s second company. During his two years in RBII, he worked with choreographers like Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Jennifer Archibald, and Richmond Ballet Associate Artistic Director Ma Cong. He is thrilled to have been promoted into the main company and is excited for what is to come in his first season.
Education & Training
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Pinellas County Center for the Arts and Academy of Ballet Arts
What inspired you to become a professional dancer?
When I was younger I played a lot of sports and would research ways to get better and saw that ballet was one them! I decided to take some ballet classes and my love for ballet overcame my love for sports!
What do you enjoy about being part of Richmond Ballet?
I love the atmosphere here! Everyone is so kind and friendly, I’m just happy to be apart of another dance family.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing off-stage?
Outside of the studios, I like listening to and creating music. I also love photography where I am able to capture moments with my friends and family!
Our professional company is made up of elite dancers from around the world who have helped earn Richmond Ballet critical acclaim. Dance/USA says Richmond Ballet is “a jewel among U.S. dance companies,” while The Washington Post calls it “a company to which dance fans everywhere ought to pay attention.” We’re proud of all that our company dancers bring to Richmond, and the world.
The Richmond Ballet Studio Company is the highest level of School of Richmond Ballet, featuring exceptional student dancers from across the country. The eleven-month program includes a diverse range of performance opportunities such as Lecture Demonstrations, Richmond Ballet Company mainstage performances, and the end-of-season showcase with the Richmond Ballet Trainees.
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Founded in 1993, the nationally recognized Richmond Ballet Trainee Program offers select advanced students a transitional experience to bridge the gap between the academic ballet setting and the world of professional dance. The Richmond Ballet Trainee Program is one of the few in this country that enables aspiring dancers to pursue formal dance training and gain valuable performance experience with a professional company.
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The Artistic Staff at Richmond Ballet is made up of international professionals who each bring incredible talent, expertise, and credentials to their respective roles. With impressive backgrounds and world experience, they offer a unique perspective that has helped shape our organization over the years. For over 40 years, Stoner Winslett has served as the founding Artistic Director of Richmond Ballet, the first major company of professional dancers in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is one of the longest tenured artistic directors of a major ballet company and one of the country’s few female artistic directors. In June 2020, acclaimed choreographer Ma Cong joined Richmond Ballet as its first ever Associate Artistic Director.