Sascha Radetsky’s parents entered him in his first ballet class at the age of five in an effort to channel his energy while he waited for for his older sister to finish her ballet classes. At 15, he moved to Moscow to study at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, then to Washington, D.C. to train at the Kirov Academy. At 18, he joined American Ballet Theatre, the country’s national ballet company, ultimately achieving the rank of Soloist. He also danced as a principal with the Dutch National Ballet, and as a guest principal with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Berlin Staatsballett, Ballet San Jose, Ballet do Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, and the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Ballet. He is currently Director of the ABT/NYU Master’s in Ballet Pedagogy Program, and teaches regularly for American Ballet Theatre. He's written for Newsweek, Vogue.com, Dance Magazine, Pointe magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, and the program of the Paris Opera Ballet. He’s choreographed for the Juilliard School, Bucknell University, and for Under Armor athletic wear, and has lectured about dance at venues ranging from universities to prisons.
Radetsky starred as Charlie Simms in the feature film Center Stage, in Mandy Moore’s music video “I Wanna Be With You,” and in the TV movie “Center Stage: On Pointe.” Last year, he played a leading role in the Starz limited series, "Flesh and Bone."