Jared Brunson

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JARED BRUNSON first worked as a guest artist with Ballet Memphis during its premiere of Peter Pan before joining this season as a dancer. He was raised in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he began his dance training at the age of six with Monica Richardson, Jai Hinson and Darius Carter. He began formal training at age 11 in ballet and modern at the Academy of Ballet Arts and the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. Jared has studied and done intensives at many prestigious schools and programs around the country including The Rock School, Boston Ballet School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy, and more. Following a stint with the Florida Dance Theatre, he joined Philadelphia’s BalletX. There, he participated in seven world premieres by acclaimed choreographers including Matthew Neenan, Nicolo Fonte, Mauro Astofli, and Gabrielle Lamb. Jared has performed works by Nacho Duato, George Balanchine, Marius Petipa and Christopher Stowell. He has worked with Oregon Ballet Theatre and Pennsylvania Ballet. Jared also is an accomplished, award-winning concert trumpet player. 

Sponsors:  Al and Janet Lyons