Charles Askegard has had a long and distinguished career as a dancer, director and choreographer. He joined the American Ballet Theatre under the tutelage of Mikhail Baryshnikov, where he performed leading roles in major full-length ballets and worked with legendary choreographers Twyla Tharp, Glen Tetley, Natalia Makarova, and Agnes de Mille to name a few. After ten years with ABT, he joined the New York City Ballet to further his artistic goals. He performed there as a Principal Dancer for fourteen years where he had the opportunity to work under Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins and dance a large number of the classic Balanchine ballets in the repertory. Upon leaving the New York City Ballet, he formed a company, Ballet Next, whose mission focused on producing new work. While there, his work was seen at The Joyce Theatre, BAM Fishman, Vassar College and the British Virgin Islands. He is now currently employed with the Philadelphia Ballet as Rehearsal Director where he has choreographed for both the Philadelphia Ballet, and the Philadelphia Ballet II. Most recently, he has been named the Dance Artist in Residence of the Performance Garage in Philadelphia for the 2025 season, which is a choreographic position. His work has been presented by companies, Universities, summer festivals, schools and ballet galas, across the nation and also in the movie John Wick III.