Arman Zazyan


Arman Zazyan Senior Soloist

Arman  Zazyan began his ballet training in his birthplace of Erivan, Armenia. In 2003, he moved to Stuttgart, Germany to continue his ballet education at the John Cranko Schule.  Arman joined Stuttgart Ballet in 2004 and was promoted to Demi-soloist in 2007 and Soloist in 2012.  While in Stuttgart, he performed soloist roles in works such as Bolero (Béjart), Romeo and Juliet (Cranko), Slice to Sharp (Elo), The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe), The Four Temperaments (Balanchine), La Fille mal gardée (Ashton), and Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), among many others. In 2012, Arman was invited to perform the role of Valerio in Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena as a guest artist with the Aalto Ballet in Essen, Germany.  He joined Tulsa Ballet as a Senior Soloist in 2015 and was promoted to Principal in 2016. Since coming to Tulsa, Arman has danced the male lead role in The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko), The Nutcracker (Angelini), and Onegin (Cranko).  He also performed in works by noted choreographers Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, and Wayne McGregor, to name a few.  Arman won the Vaganova Prize in 2002.