CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Palos Verdes, California
Joined OKC Ballet in 2019
Joseph Hetzer trained at South Bay Ballet in Torrance, California for three years before attending the University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as a member of its inaugural class. From there, he continued his training on scholarship with summer programs at Jacob’s Pillow, The Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, and Ballet West.
While at USC, Hetzer worked closely with William Forsythe on his classic works and new creations, dove into different genres and movement styles, and performed on three continents. He joined Oklahoma City Ballet in 2019 and is entering his third season with the ballet. During his time with Oklahoma City Ballet, Hetzer has worked closely with Robert Mills, Penny Saunders, Michael Pink, and Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye. He looks forward to the 50th Anniversary season.
Outside of ballet, Hetzer studied finance in the USC Marshall School of Business. He is also a spin instructor at Cyclebar Classen Curve, a regular at The Jones Assembly, and loves all things cardio