Jean Robens Georges
Jean Robens Georges ("Georges") began his dance training as a scholarship student at L'Académie de danse Régine Montrosier Trouillot (RMT) in Haiti in 2002, where he studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance. In 2005, he joined the Compagnie de Dance Jean René Delsoin in Haiti. He then studied dramatic art and contemporary dance at the Escuela Nacional De Danza (ENDANZA) in the Dominican Republic. George also studied at Études de Ballet & Co. in 2009, where he passed his Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Exam with Distinction.
George joined Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA, in 2009 as an apprentice and became full company member in 2010 and danced with the company until JMBT until the fall of 2015. During his time there, George became part of the JMBT faculty and trained students in The Youth Development Program.
George has worked with various dance schools and dance companies in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and the United States including BalletRoto in the Dominican Republic, The Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center, The Joffrey Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. He has danced principal roles in Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Tezen, Starmania, Bouki and Malice, Carmen, Anacaona, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Sylvia, and Alice in Wonderland.
In the past three years, George has moved from professional dancing to teaching. In 2015-16 he became a dance instructor and director of the modern dance program at Etudes de Ballet, Naples, FL. George currently teaches at Center Stage Dance studio in Melrose, adult ballet at Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, and is a guest teacher at BalletRox in Jamaica Plain, MA.