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 Grant Aris - Patron 

Qualifications :            R.A.D Solo Seal

                                    R.A.D Advanced (Honours)

                                    Diploma in Dance (Honours), The Australian Ballet School

Dance Training :          The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne

                                    The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, London




      -     Working directly under the Artistic Director’s supervision

  • Teaching daily company classical class

  • Principle coaching experience

  • Staging ballets

  • Assisting choreographers

  • Organizing the daily schedule and castings as requested

  • Excellent verbal communicational skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Basic computer skills

  • Translating documents, email’s and conversations from French to English

  • Organizing costume, music and lighting as required


Professional Employment

Aug.2009 – Present                LE BALLET DU GRAND THEÂTRE DE GENEVE

                                                Ballet Master and Rehearsal Director

Choreographic assistant to :   

Mats Ek                         Benjamin Millepied

                                                Saburo Teshigawara      Emanuel Gat

                                                Ken Ossola                    Andonis Foniadakis

                                                Pontus Lidberg             Eric Oberdorff

                                                Michel Kelemenis         Jeroen Verbruggen

                                                Claude Brumachon       Joelle Bouvier


Oct. 1998 – Jun. 2009             LE BALLET DU GRAND THEÂTRE DE GENEVE

                                                Principal Dancer

Danced in works created by the

following choreogrpahers :

                                                William Forsythe            Ohad Naharin

                                                Jiri Kylian                       John Neumier

                                                George Balanchine         Jerome Robbins

                                                Benjamin Millepied        Jean-Christophe Maillot

                                                Carolyn Carlson             Saburo Teshigawara

                                                Mark Morris                   Lucinda Childs

                                                Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui     Dominique Bagouet

                                                Joelle Bouvier                 Andonis Foniadakis

                                                Annabelle Lopez             Giorgio Mancini

                                                Michel Kelemenis           Gilles Jobin

                                                Amanda Miller                David Parsons

                                                Jorma Uotinien


Aug. 1994 – Oct 1998            THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

                                                Soloist and Corps de Ballet

Danced in works created by the

following choreographers :

                                                Maurice Béjart     Maina Gielgud

                                                Serfge Lifar                     Peggy Van Praagh

                                                David Lichine                 Natalia Makarova

                                                Kenneth Mac Millan       Jiri Kylian

                                                John Cranko                    Nacho Duato

                                                Meryl Tankard     Stanton Welch

                                                Andre Prokovsky             Erik Bruhn

                                                Agnes De Mille               Stephen Baynes

                                                Anne Wooliams               Steven Page

Guest Artist

October 2005                          SABURO TESHIGAWARA (KARAS COMPNAY)

                                                Soloist Dancer

                                                Performing « Green » at The Melbourne Festival

                                                The State Theatre, Melbourne

December 2002                       SABURO TESHIGAWARA (KARAS COMPANY)

                                                Soloist Dancer

                                                Performing in the creation of « Green »

                                                The National Theatre, Tokyo


Guest Teaching and Adjudicating


April 2016                               KAOHSIUNG SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL, TAIWAN

                                                Guest Techer for Master Classes

September 2015                      RIO DE JANIERO BALLET COMPANY

                                                Guest Teacher

June 2015                                JOHANNESBURG CITY BALLET

                                                Guest Teacher

2015 – Present            DANCE EDGE STUDIOS

                                                Guest Teacher and Coach/Choreographer

                                                (Queensland, Australia)

March 2014                             DETROIT DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                Guest Teacher for Master classes

April 2013                               CONCOURS FEDERATION CORSE DE LA DANSE

                                                Jury Member

April 2012                               SANTA BARBARA DANCE FESTIVAL

                                                Guest Teacher for Master classes

April 2010                               MONACO DANCE FORUM

                                                Jury Member

January 2010                           VEVEY YOUTH BALLET

                                                (Vevey, Switzerland)

April 2003                               CONCOURS FEDERATION CORSE DE LA DANSE

                                                Jury Member



                                                (Queensland, Australia)


                                                Guest Teacher and Coach/Choreographer

                                                (Queensland, Australia)


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