Amar Ramasar was born in New York and got trained at the School of American Ballet and further at summer workshops of the American Ballet Theatre and The Rock School of Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2000, he became an Apprentice with New York City Ballet and one year later was appointed a member of the Corps de ballet. In 2006, the appointment as Soloist followed. Since 2009 Amar Ramasar has been Principal Dancer of the New York City Ballet. Here he has performed in numerous works by George Balanchine, including »Agon«, »Divertimento No.15«, »The Four Temperaments« and »The Nutcracker«. He has also danced in choreographies by Jerome Robbins, Benjamin Millepied and Christopher Wheeldon. Peter Martins, Mauro Bigonzetti, Wayne McGregor, Justin Peck and Alexei Ratmansky among others originated roles for him in their creations. Amar Ramasar also works internationally: at the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma he regularly performs as a guest, including as Don José in Jiří Bubeniček's »Carmen«. Furthermore he was Principal Guest Artist with the company Ballet Next in their 2019/20 New York season. Engagements have taken Amar Ramasar to Broadway, where he was seen as Jigger Craigin in the revival of »Carousel« and presented the award-winning choreography at the 72nd Tony Awards ceremony in 2018. As Bernardo, he was seen in the new production of »West Side Story« directed by Ivo van Hove and choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, which premiered in 2020. Amar Ramasar has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including the 2000 Mae L. Wien Award and the 2015 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer.