Born in Houston, Texas, John Henry Reid began his training at the Houston Ballet Academy under the direction of Ben Stevenson. He started his training in a young men's program at the age of 10 and graduated from Houston Ballet Academy at the age of 20. While there, he studied many different dance styles, including classical ballet, partnering, character, modern, jazz and many others, and he was also the first to receive the Ben Stevenson Scholarship award.
Upon his graduation from the academy, John was asked to join Texas Ballet Theater. At Texas Ballet he performed many principle roles from the Nutcracker Prince, Franz in Coppelia, Peer Gynt in Ben Stevenson's Peer Gynt and Ben Stevenson's End of Time pas de deux. He spent the next seven years dancing for companies like Colorado Ballet, where he met and danced for Martin Fredmann, to Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York, and City Ballet of San Diego. He has guested for Cincinnati Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Twin City Ballet Theater, Houston Ballet Rep Ballet, Uptown Street Dance Company, Ballet Artisan, and the University of Oklahoma.
His repertoire includes leading roles in Dracula, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Celts, Company B, 9 Sinatra Songs, Swan Lake, Walpurgisnacht, and many more contemporary ballets choreographed by choreographers such as Dwight Rhoden, Igal Perry, Jessica Lang, Darrell Grand-Moultrie, Jo Funaki and others.
Mr. Reid has spent the last eight years continuing to expand his extensive repertoire while dancing, teaching, choreographing, and coaching in Japan. His choreographic works have been set on companies and schools across Japan.
While in Japan John and Aya opened their own school Elements Academy of Dance.
John will be performing the role of Cavalier in the 2021 SPBC Nutcracker.
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