We have decided to choreograph together, combine our movements and ideas to be able to explore new areas we would not necessarily go if we were choreographing individually.
A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, after studying at the Janacek National Conservatory. She danced with the National Ballet in Brno, the Ballet of the National Opera of the Rhine and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, where she was a demi soloist, from the September 2019 she is soloist at National Theater Mannheim. She has danced in classical and contemporary repertoire including Ohad Naharin, Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Marco Goecke, Johan Inger, Jean Christophe Maillot, Cayetano Soto, Stephan Thoss, Shen Wei, Edward Clug, Ettiene Bechard, Christian Spuck, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cathy Martson, Douglas Lee, Felix Landerer, among many others. She recently collaborated with Swiss dance company Snorkel Rabbit under artistic directors Brian Arias and Alba Castillo.
She is also a Yoga teacher, and she is certified in dance therapy
by Cirque du Soleil and The National Centre for Dance Therapy and in Parkinson en mouvement .
Born in Nimes, France, he
graduated from the School of Dance in Marseille, and he danced
with the Ballet National de Marseille before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 2001, where he stayed for 17 years and became the first soloist. His repertoire includes several ballets of Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Christian Spuck, Jean Christophe Maillot, Shen Wei, Stephan Thoss, Nacho Duato, Stijn Celis, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Garreth Smith, Edward Clug, Ettiene Bechard and many others. He has created several pieces for the choreographic workshops of the company. His choreographies have been performed in Montreal, Germany and Mexico.
He now works as a ballet master for the dance company Cas Public under the artistic direction of Hélène Blackburn.
Vera and Jeremy started to choreograph together after years of being dance partners at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal and choreographing individually. They feel that working together is a great advantage complementing ideas together, from a bit distinct perspective heading to the same goal in sense of aesthetics, ideas, musicality.
Their creation DOMA, created for the Choreographic workshop of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, obtained inclusion in the company repertoire in the mixed bill Parlami d'Amore in May 2019, was presented at Carte Blanche DAC 2019 in Montreal and selected for Noverre-Young choreographers evening in Stuttgart Ballet. They are finalists of the International choreographic competition in Hannover 2020 awarded an invitation to the HANGARTFEST in Italy. In 2021 they were selected to final selection for Future Dance Festival 92Y in NYC and they performed Doma at the Joyce Theater in New York as part of Martha Graham Company season.
Doma-short film version has been awarded as Winner Best dance video at Rio WebFest 2019 and Gold Winner as Best Short dance at Queen Palm International Film Festival 2020.
ZABA-short dance film that they created during the lockdown of 2020 was in the final selection of Interfaccia Digitale Festival.
They also co-created Solo pour Trois for the Gala of Les Grands Ballet. Their latest creation FOMO premiered in National Theater Mannheim Germany in June 2021 and was presented at Festival Quartiers Danses in Montreal in September 2021, awarded as the best show of the festival.
In 2022 DOMA was performed in Houston and Austin (USA) by Ishida Dance Company. In 2022, Vera and Jeremy started a new creation with the Boston Dance Theater and they have been commissioned to create a new piece for the National Theater Mannheim, which will premiere in June 2023.