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Jaered Glavin

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 also further developed his growing interest in choreography and then went on to win second prize in the School's annual Ursula Morton competition. 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. Jaered's own tribute to Lady Gaga (created during an in-house choreographic workshop) became a viral sensation on YouTube in 2010 and achieved global recognition. It gained 175,000 views in 2 weeks and became the most watched YouTube video in New Zealand that month. 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.


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 created a work called 'Feral' in collaboration with composer Robbie Ellis and the Royal New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, this work received rave reviews. 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. In 2015 He created #Tutumuch for the company, a challenging and daring work with pointe work for both men and women.


Jaered is now working as a freelance choreographer based between the UK and Norway.