Jeremy Raia

Classes de maître - Ballet

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Jeremy Raia began his training in Queens, NY. He graduated from The Juilliard School with a BFA in 1996. Mr. Raia also studied at Boston Ballet School and the Koniklijk Conservatory in the Netherlands. In 1996, he began his professional career with Ballet Arizona dancing works by George Balanchine, Michael Uthoff and Daniel Ezralow. After 2 seasons, he was invited to join Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal where he was a Premiere Dancer until retiring in 2018. A dancer of both classical and contemporary works by a multitude of choreographers, including George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe and Ohad Naharin. He has originated roles in World Premieres by Stijn Celis, Didy Veldman, Mauro Bigonzetti and Stephan Thoss. Jeremy has been Romeo and Mercutio in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as Leonce in Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena.  Jeremy has taught for schools and conventions around the United States, Canada and South America. He taught Company class and was an assistant to Ballet Masters at Les Grands Ballets as well as being a representative of the Company that  taught Master Classes to schools and Companies while Les Grands toured internationally. He has been Artist in Residence at Hamilton College (NY) and Ballet Metropolitano (Colombia) and restaged choreography of Didy Veldman on Leipzig Ballet (Germany). Beginning this past January, Jeremy is Ballet Master at Ballet Jazz Montreal.