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Georgina Pazcoguin      

"The Rogue Ballerina" & Civil Rights Activist

Georgina Pazcoguin, “The Rogue Ballerina,” is a soloist with New York City Ballet. She was most recently featured on the FX 2019 limited series, Fosse/Verdon. She was also featured in the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, which won the Audience Award at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.

Pazcoguin is a two-time Chita Rivera Award nominee for outstanding dancer in 2017. Pazcoguin’s many NYCB credits include Anita in West Side Story. Her extensive repertory of George Balanchine works include lead roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3. Her American Dance Machine for the 21st Century credits include Cassie in A Chorus Line, Jerome Robbins' Mr. Monotony, and Margo Sappington's Oh! Calcutta! pas de deux. Broadway credits include Ivy in 2014 Revival of On The Town and originating the role of Victoria (the White Cat) in the 2016 revival of Cats on Broadway choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler.

Pazcoguin is co-founder—with Phil Chan—of Final Bow for Yellowface, raising awareness and promoting inclusivity through sincere representation of all ethnicities in the performing arts, and authoress of Swan Dive The Making of a Rogue Ballerina, 2021.

Speech Topics


  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Racism
  • Sexism/Feminism
  • Media
  • Pop Culture
  • Asian American Pacific Islander
  • Broadway
  • Lifestyle

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