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. 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. As a professional dancer, Georges danced with the Compagnie de Dance Jean René Delsoin in Haiti and with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre (JMBT) in Cambridge, MA. 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.
During his time at JMBT, George became part of the faculty and trained students in The Youth Development Program. He has worked with various dance schools and 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. In 2015-16 he became a dance instructor and director of the modern dance program at Etudes de Ballet, Naples, FL. In addition to Harvard, Georges teaches at Center Stage Dance studio in Melrose, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre, and is a regular guest teacher at the Walnut Hill School and at BalletRox in Jamaica Plain, MA.