Antonio Rosario was born in San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic. At the age of 15, he began his dance training at Ballet Hispanico, in New York City. In 2010, he received a full scholarship to study at Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet under the direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. In 2013, he graduated from the Academy and became a founding member of the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, where his repertoire included Pas de Trio from Swan Lake, Peasant Variation from Giselle, Pas d’Esclave from Le Corsaire, Four Boys Dance from Raymonda, Pierrot in Harlequinade, excerpts from Sleeping Beauty, Prince and Spanish Lead from the Nutcracker, as well as works by Danish choreographer, August Bournonville such as La Ventana, and Ballebille from Napoli. In 2014, Antonio won 2nd place in the Flamenco Certamen USA held at Lincoln Center, NYC. In 2015, Antonio danced with Ballet Fantastique as a lead dancer in all original work by choreographer Donna Marisa Bontrager. He also performed with the Eugene Symphony at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. From 2016 to 2019, Antonio joined Ballet 5:8 in Chicago as lead dancer. There he danced original work such as Four Season of the Soul, Compass, The Space in Between, 4501, Shades of Refrain, and Scarlet based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthrone, The Scarlet Letter. From 2019 to 2022, Antonio’s freelance repertoire includes Cavalier and Snow King in the Nutcracker, Lysander in Midsummer Nights Dream, Le Corsaire Pas de Deux, and original work by Ricardo Moyano. He also debuted with the Chicago Sinfonietta alongside Wendy Clinard and Nino de los Reyes. This is Antonio’s first season with First State Ballet Theatre.