A native of North Carolina, Jonathan Stiles received the majority of his ballet training under Duncan Noble at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.
Mr. Stiles joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 1999, after two seasons with Cincinnati Ballet. His classical repertoire with the Company included Hilarion in Giselle; Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; Puck, Lysander and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Renfield in Dracula; and Little Step-Sister and Jester in Cinderella. He also danced featured and leading roles in George Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Ballo della Regina, and The Nutcracker; Jerome Robbins' Fancy Free, The Concert, and Interplay; Paul Taylor's Company B and Arden Court; Twyla Tharp’s In the Upper Room and Nine Sinatra Songs, Matthew Neenan’s Penumbra (original cast); Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo; John Butler’s Carmina Burana; Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land and Petite Mort; and the world premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s This Part in Darkness. Mr. Stiles retired from the stage in 2014.
While still dancing with Pennsylvania Ballet, Mr. Stiles earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Administration from The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. Also during his fifteen seasons with Pennsylvania Ballet, Mr. Stiles was Producing Director of Shut Up & Dance (the dancers of Pennsylvania Ballet's annual benefit show for MANNA) from 2008 to 2011, and served for ten years as one of the dancers’ union (AGMA) delegates.
His wife is School Instructor and former Principal Dancer Martha Chamberlain. They welcomed their first child, a daughter, in April 2013.