Trystan Merrick – Principal

Trystan Merrick - Principal


Trystan Merrick studied ballet under the tutelage of Ahita Ardalan. He has performed in the works of such great choreographers as Twyla Tharp, Robert Cohen, and George Balanchine, as well as many of the classics. Mr. Merrick joined Nevada Ballet Theater in 2007, and danced for San Diego Ballet, Malashock, Owen Cox Dance, City Ballet of San Diego and with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, touring internationally to 16 countries on five continents.  Mr. Merrick was happy to return to the San Diego dance community full time.  He regularly performs with Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater where he has had the honor of having many works created on him.  He joined California Ballet in 2014 and has been featured in many ballets,  including Albrecht in Giselle, Cavalier in The Nutcracker, Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet and Captain Hook in Septime Webre’s Peter Pan. Trystan also teaches at the California Ballet School.

Fun facts about Trystan: He has a dog named Evangeline who made a guest appearance onstage during The Great Gatsby.

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