We are so excited to welcome Jean Aurel Maurice as our Jazz and Contemporary teacher, and the coach for Dance Competition Team. Mr. Maurice has Performed with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Paris Ballet and Opera Theater, a recipient of Choreography scholarship from the Ministry of Culture in France, trained with Cirque Du Soleil, holds French state teacher’s diploma in Ballet, and more…
Jean Aurel Maurice was born in Saint-Martin (French West Indies) from Haitian parents. He made his first dance steps from a very early age with Haitian traditional dance and drums. He partakes his dance studies between the Caribbean, France and United States of America. In 1998 he was honored with the status of Lauréat Lavoisier (prestigious scholarship competition from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris). He danced professionally with famous dance companies, such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Berlin Opera Ballet, Forces of Nature and many others around the world. He holds the French state diploma for teaching classical ballet. After one season at the Paris Opera Garnier in 2003, performing in the opera-ballet Les Indes Galantes, by choreographer Blanca Li, he established himself in Jacmel (South East of Haiti), where he is directed a distinguished dance school and community dance program. His work as a choreographer is a complete synthesis of classical ballet, Haitian dances, theater, martial arts, all blended into a humorous and elegant style.
Jean Aurel Maurice has taught at Academie De Dance, Petion-ville, Haiti; Connecticut Ballet Center, Madam Francoise Beghin,Montreal National Music and Dance School; Madame Nadejda Kostenko, Kiev Opera, and more.
Mr. Maurice has trained and won at many international dance competiions, such as THE GRAND PRIX DE LAUSANNE in Switzerland.
We welcome him to our Kirova Ballet Academy dance team and staff.