IMG 2002

J. Jean Emile


Jean Emile is a product of the New York City dance scene. After finishing off his training at prestigious schools like: the former high school of performing arts, the school of American ballet, Dr. Glory's youth theater, and the Ailey School among others He went directly into the Netherlands Dance Theater 2 under the direction of Arlette Van Boven. After his second year at NDT2 he went into the main company under the direction of Jiri Kylian. During his 1st. year there: Jiri Kylian cast him in his first full length ballet “Kaguyahime” as one of the leading suitors and for the coming 4 years he established choreographic relationships with Mr. Kylian, Nacho Duato ,Mats ek, Hans Van Maanen, Billy Forsythe and Ohad Naharin among others. Due to the yearly choreographic workshops the dancers were encouraged to choreograph and that is where Jean started venturing into choreography. Jean then went to Madrid to dance for former colleague, Nacho Duato's company La Compañía Nacional de Danza and after a year there he returned to the Netherlands Dance Theater's [NDT] main company where he furthered his artistry. In 1996 Jean left NDT to dance for various choreographers in New York and to begin his transition into choreography and teaching. From '96-'09 he moved to Vegas to be a dancer and dance captain in the hotel Paris' 'Notre Dame de Paris' while serving as a dance evaluator and talent scout for Cirque du soleil and Dragone. Moved to Oakland, California to serve as ballet master for the Oakland Ballet under the direction of Karen Brown. He established himself in Barcelona, Spain where he began a long relationship with Elise Lummis 'La Companyia’ teaching and nurturing in the school whilst keeping relationships with the Ailey school and choreographing ballets for companies such as Ballet Hispanico, 'Ailey 2' among others as well as musicals and cabarets in Europe. Jean has also set ballets for schools and companies from 'Kylian', 'Van Maanen' and 'Duato'.


Honestly, I feel like I am finally growing up and am grateful for that. Art, be it dance, theater visual, which ever has and will always be my life. I am also grateful for that because I don't believe that I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Art.



Trained in New York City at the High School of Performing Arts, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, School of American Ballet, and Dr. Glory's School of Musical Theater. My professional experiences include working with Netherlands Dance Theater 2 +1 (The Hague, Holland), Compania Nacional de Danza (Madrid, Spain), Notre Dame de Paris (Las Vegas, USA, and Donald Byrd. I have casted many shows for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone, including Celine Dion's

"Brand New Day" and have choreographed musicals, operas, cabarets and ballets internationally.

Teaching and Performing Experience:

2020-Sept. Taught ballet at

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance


Participated in MostraDanca workshop in Sao Paola, Brazil.

2018 George Mason University School of Dance 2011 Ballet Master for Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal

2000-2005 La Companyia Bcn, Spain, 2004-2007 Alvin Ailey ADC 2004-2007

Marymount Manhattan College 1999 Ballet Master for Oakland Ballet


August 2008 "Tres Bailes" Ballet Hispánico for DRA Spain.

New York, NY,

2011-2013 resident choreographer of El Molino Barcelona, Spain.

Talent Recruiter

1996-2003 Cirque du Soleil Montreal, Canada Belgium {free lance} Performer

Spring 2011 "Nit de San Joan" Bon,

Summer 2013 "Bamidele" Ailey August 2015 "In & Out" Ailey 2

2000-2003 Dragone La Louviere, {free lance}

1985-1996 Principal dancer Netherlands Dance Theater 1+2

1966 Compania Nacional de Danza (Madrid, Spain)

1996 Dancer for Prince NPG Dance Company

Education: 1981-1985 High School of Performing Arts 1984-1985 School of American Ballet 2013 Web designing and photo touch up: 1991-1992 Principal Dancer Compania Na- 1999-2000 Notre Dame de Paris {Las Vegas} 1981-1985 Alvin Ailey American Dance Center 1980-1984 Dr. Glory's school at the Ethical Culture Adobe CS Photoshop CCLightroom, Portfolio, Photoshop Elements(proficient} Behance, Bridge, Audition and Premiere Pro CC{knowledge Skills Fluent in: Spanish, French and English - Understanding of: Dutch and Creole Certified Microsoft word Computer and internet proficient, Microsoft word, IOS El Capitan, Sierra photography: References available upon request. m Links: https://www.jeanemile.myportfo... https:// jeanemile JeanEmail7 https://jeanemile.myportfolio.... my-fascination-with-photoshop

Miscellaneous work: Securitas security Yankee stadium: September 2018-November 2018 Retail work at: Alvin Ailey Dance Center: supervised the shop and sold dance related paraphernalia at the school's shop December 2018- April 2019 Census bureau: May 2019-August 2019, March 2021-October 2021 Retail work at Burlington Coat Factory Dept. store November 2019-January 2020 Wilfley casting Extra/background work on HBO Production of: A' nd Just Like That' Netflix production of: 'Jigsaw' November 2021-December 2021 During the pandemic worked as a photographer's assistant on and of with photographer Nina wurtzel at Wurtzel photography. NINA WURTZEL PHOTOGRAPHY