Amar Ramasar (born c. 1981, The Bronx) is a principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. In 2010, Dance Magazine reported that Ramasar was one of the few Asian American professional ballet dancers. He took his first dance lessons at the Henry Street Settlement House on the Lower East Side. He went there every day by subway, from his home in the South Bronx.
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- "Photos: Young dancers who are rising stars in the New York City Ballet: top row, from left, Sara Mearns, 19, in Swan Lake, ... Amar Ramasar, 24; and Megan Fairchild, 21, with Andrew Veyette, 23, all in The Nutcracker. (Photographs by Paul Kolnik/New York City Ballet)(pg. E1);" John Rochwell, "CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; In the Complex World of Ballet, It's Youth That Soars," New York Times, January 18, 2006, p. E1. Found at New York Times archives. Accessed January 14, 2010.
- "New York City Ballet Announces Six Promotions," October 27, 2009. Found at Press release at the New York City Ballet website. Accessed July 12, 2010.
- Artistic personnel profile of Amar Ramasar at the New York City Ballet website. Accessed July 12, 2010.
- Ann Farmer, Rosalynde LeBlanc, and Steven Sucato, "Other voices: dancers, choreographers and teachers speak frankly about their experiences regarding race and dance," Dance Magazine, June, 2005. Found at Dance Magazine website Archived 2010-10-05 at the Wayback Machine and Bnet Find Articles website. Accessed July 13, 2010.
- "Each pair performed, with total commitment and physical daring — especially in the dancing of Amar Ramasar whose family originally hails from India ...." Rachel Straus, "New York City Ballet: Passages: ‘Oltremare’, ‘Valse Triste’, ‘An American in Paris’, ‘Russian Seasons’", Ballet.co Magazine, January 2008. Found at Ballet.co Magazine website Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed July 14, 2010.
- "Amar Ramasar: Dancing the Dream," July 7, 2008, found at the Henry Street Settlement website Archived 2010-09-13 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed July 12, 2010.