In Their Own Words: 
Weekly videos, interviews, and posts from American Repertory Dancers

GETTING TO KNOW JONATHAN MONTEPARA

Jonathan Montepara, who is originally from the region of Abruzzo in central Italy,
began his training at the age of 7 in his hometown Orsogna which means “dream now” in Italian.
He likes the TV shows “Big Bang Theory”, he likes to cook all kinds of pasta, and is inspired by ballet
superstar Roberto Bolle.

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GETTING TO KNOW ALDEIR MONTEIRO 

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aldeir Monteiro started dancing at the age of 15, and by 16,
he was encouraged to audition for a professional ballet program. Balanchine’s “Serenade” is one of his favorite ballets to perform but he would love to tackle more dramatic, demanding roles such as “Romeo” and “Don Jose.” During this time of quarantine, Aldeir has been taking ballet classes, walking in the park and spending time in the kitchen.

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Aldeir’s Make-Up Tutorial 

The Secret Life of Quarantined Pets

feels by Ryoko Tanaka

Le Corsaire Pas de Trois-Quarentine Version
by Journy Wilkes-Davis, Marie Tender, and Jonathan Montepara

Pointe Shoe Preparation Tutorial by Ryoko Tanaka