Jonathan Montepara

Ballet, Audrey's Class

Jonathan Montepara started his training at the age of seven in his hometown Orsogna, Italy and he graduated in 2018. During the 2017/18 season he was chosen to create the Rome Ballet Junior Company where he performed the neoclassical version of Coppélia by the choreographer Milena Zullo. He also performed in Switzerland Notti Bianche, a new choreography by his Russian teacher Alexandre Stepkine and played by pianist Vovka Ashkenazy. In 2018 he joined ARB2 and performed Coppélia staged by Douglas Martin, The Nutcracker, Trois voix (world premiere by Mary Barton), Beauty and the Beast (world premiere by Kirk Peterson) and the lead role of Basilio and Espada in Don Quixote staged by Aydmara Cabrera for PBS. During his second season with  ARB2 danced with the main company in Paul Taylor masterpiece Airs; Beyond the Normal, a world premiere by choreographer Riccardo De Nigris; The Nutcracker; and the new production of Giselle, staged by Ana Novoa and José Manuel Carreño. In the last triple bill, Jonathan was cast as a lead in Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June, performed by the company in NYC. In December 2020, Jonathan was invited by Princeton Symphony Orchestra to dance the role of the Cavalier in “The Nutcracker Grand Pas de deux”, alongside Nanako Yamamoto. Jonathan performed for American Repertory Ballet’s Digital Program 2021 Strange Sentience, a world premiere choreographed by Colby Damon and the leading role in the Swan Lake, Paquita, and Le Corsaire. This is his second season as a Company Artist.