Rashaen Arts

A Dutchman born in Jamaica, Rashaen Arts completed his training at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. After one season each at Europa Danse in Paris and with the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, in 2011 he moved to Arnhem to join Introdans. There he danced in works choreographed by Nils Christe, Stijn Celis, Lucinda Childs, Thierry Malandain, Cayetano Soto as well as leading roles in Nacho Duato’s ‘Cor Perdut’ and ‘Por Vos Muero’ and Twyla Tharp’s ‘Junk Duet’. Rashaen Arts has been a member of the Ballett am Rhein company since the 2013/14 season, where he has danced numerous leading roles in works choreographed by Martin Schläpfer, William Forsythe, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Marco Goecke, Remus Sucheana, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot and Hubert Essakow, as well as the Paul Taylor Variation in George Balanchine’s ‘Episodes’. Most recently, he danced the role of Drosselmeier in Demis Volpi’s ‘The Nutcracker’, in ‘Spectrum’ by Juanjo Arqués and Aszure Barton’s ‘Come In’ and ‘Baal’.