A native of Washington, Pa., Yeager received his dance training at Sally Miller Dance, Third Street Music School Settlement, Syracuse University and North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr. Yeager spent 10 seasons with the North Carolina Dance theatre where he achieved the rank of principal artist.
While there he starred in ballets by Salvatore Aiello, Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Agnes De Mille, David Parsons, Peter Pucci and Paul Taylor, among others. He has also performed as a guest artist with The Dancers Ensemble, Chautauqua Ballet Company and Tampa Ballet.
Mr. Yeager has taught master classes and led intensive arts residencies throughout the eastern United States, and before joining the staff of Nashville Ballet in 2001, served as the Ballet Master with the Moving Poets Theatre of Dance in Charlotte, N.C. From 2003 to 2010, he was also Ballet Master for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, a summer season company located in Asheville, N.C.
Mr. Yeager has the honor of being a repetiteur of the Salvatore Aiello Trust and has been staging Aiello’s ballets since 1996.