JAERED GLAVIN

Dance

Born in Guildford, England, Jaered grew up in rural West Sussex. He started dancing at the age of two at the Glynde Place Dance School (where he won his first Choreographic Prize at the age of 8) before joining Elmhurst Ballet School at the age of 11. Jaered studied tap, jazz and Spanish dancing and also Acting, Singing and Performing Arts.

When he was 14 Jaered gained a place at London's acclaimed Royal Ballet School, firstly at White Lodge and then at their new facility in Covent Garden. Here he studied Ballet, Contemporary (Graham and Cunningham techniques), Irish, Scottish and Character dancing. He was also a Young British Dancer of the Year finalist in 2006.

After graduating, Jaered danced with the Royal New Zealand Ballet from September 2008 - 2012. Here he performed the works of many different choreographers including Christopher Hampson, Javier de Frutos, Didy Veldman, David Dawson, Cameron Macmillan, Larry Keigwin, George Balanchine, Benjamin Millepied and Jorma Elo amongst others. He also starred as one on the main featured dancers in both seasons of the award wining reality TV3 series 'The Secret Lives of Dancers' and became the viewers' firm favourite.

The Secret Lives of Dancers - Jaered Glavin's Showreel. An intimate observational documentary series that follows the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as they rehearse, cast and then tour.

 

During his stint at RNZB, he worked closely with the Education Team going into schools teaching classes, choreography workshops and repertoire to young people aged 4-18 years. In 2012 Jaered also performed in a charity gala to raise money for children living with cystic fibrosis.

Jaered joined the Norwegian National Ballet in 2012. Dancing there he performed works by world renowned choreographers including, Jiri Kylian, Ben Stevenson, Cynthia Harvey, Michael Corder, Alexander Ekman, Dina Bjørn to mention but a few.

Jaered is now working as a freelance dancer in London, in commercials, music videos and the west end.