Amar Ramasar: The NYCB Principal Draws Style Inspiration From the Ballet World
This story originally appeared in the April/May 2015 issue of Pointe.
Even on a gray, rainy day in New York City, Amar Ramasar looks polished and put-together. But when he shops, he likes to make it quick. “Once I see something, I’m like ‘Oh, maybe I don’t even have to try this on!’ ” he says. The exception? Suits, which he’ll often get tailored to ensure a perfect fit. “When the company went on tour to Hong Kong we found Baron Kay’s Tailor”—a China-based company that often sends representatives overseas. “Every time they come to the city I’ll try and catch them,” he says. In his studio wear, warmth takes priority. “It’s funny, I find myself wearing red in many ballets,” he says, “and coincidentally, I wear a lot of red in rehearsal.” For style inspiration, he looks to mentors like Jock Soto, Nikolaj Hübbe and Charles Askegard. “I’ve had the honor of growing up with all these great guys, and I’ve always admired the way they look,” he says. “I think everybody in ballet is very fashionable!”