Jonathan Montepara

Dancer

Jonathan Montepara started his training at the age of seven in his hometown Orsogna, Italy. He joined the Rome Ballet School in 2016, and 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 the graduation show he performed the Adagio from Paquita. In 2018 he joined ARB2 and performed Coppélia staged by Douglas Martin, The Nutcracker (Rat king,Spanish and Arabian lead), 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. Jonathan started his second season with ARB2 dancing with the main company in Paul Taylor masterpiece Airs and being part of a world premiere by choreographer Riccardo De Nigris Beyond the Normal. He also performed classical ballets such as Nutcracker and the new production of Giselle, staged by Ana Novoa and José Manuel Carreño. In the last triple bill Jonathan was casted as a lead in Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June, performed by the company in NYC. This is his first season as a Company Member.