First soloist

Photo : Mateo Casis

Jeremy Raia

Queens (New York), U.S.A.
“Passion and commitment lead you to your dreams and fill your soul.”

1991 Joffrey Ballet School 1992-1996 The Juilliard School (BFA 1996) 1994 Boston Ballet 1995 Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague, Holland )


1996-1998 Ballet Arizona (Michael Uthoff, director) 1998 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal (corps de ballet) 2000 Promoted to Demi-Soloist 2001 Promoted to Soloist 2005 Promoted to First Soloist


During his career Jeremy Raia has performed many leading roles in Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land (Red Couple), Sechs Tänze, Stepping Stones, Symphony of Psalms (Pas de Quatre and First Pas), Bella Figura (Sliding Pas), Kaguyahime (Companion); Mats Ek’s Sleeping Beauty (Cavalier) and Apartment; Nacho Duato’s Without Words (Principal), Jardi Tancat, and Duende; William Forsythe’s Approxiamate Sonata; Ohad Naharin’s Minus One, Black Milk, Arbos, Kaamos, Danz,Mabul Trio, Axioma 7 and Perpetuum; George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie (Principal), Rubies (Principal), The Four Temperaments (Phlegmatic), Episodes (3rd Movement), Theme and Variations; Sir Kenneth MacMillian’s Gloria (Pas de Quatre); Kurt Joos’ The Green Table (Young Soldier); Antony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire (Innocents); Peter Quanz’s World Premiere of Rodin/Claudel (Sculpture); Adam Hougland’s Beyond and the World Premiere of Between Ashes and Angels; Stephan Thoss’ Searching For Home and World Premiere of Dream Away (Red Couple) ; Marco Goecke’s Pierrot Lunaire; Fernand Nault’s Carmina Burana (Roasted Swan), The Nutcracker (Flower Pas, Trepak, Prince, Shepard, Chinese, Cavalier); Didy Veldman’s World Premiere of TooT, Carmen (Mafia), World Premiere of The Little Prince (Lamplighter), Tender Hooks; Stijn Celis’ World Premieres of Cinderella (Stepsister), Noces and The Rite of Spring; Kader Balarbi’s World Premiere of The Beast and the Beauty (Zebra, Aristocrat); Nils Christie’s Before Nightfall; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Mercutio); Christian Spuck’s Leonce and Lena (Leonce); Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia; Kim Brandstrup’s World Premiere of Queen of Spades Mauro Bigonzetti’s World Premiere of Four Seasons (Winter Solo, Spring Pas) and Cantata (Pas de Trois, Men's Duo); Ib Anderson’s World Premiere of Giselle (Peasant Pas).