Port Moody secondary graduate Ben Freemantle is now a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet.
The 23 year old is currently the youngest highest-ranked dancer in the company.
The organization announced the decision by artistic director Helgi Tomasson last Friday; fellow soloist WanTing Zhao, with whom Freemantle performed last month in The Little Mermaid, was also bumped up to the next level.
Their titles come into effect next Monday (May 13).
Freemantle trained at the Caulfield School of Dance in Port Moody.