"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful: this is power, it is glory on Earth and it’s yours for the taking."- Agnes de Mille
1998-2001 École de danse Michelle Lucibello, Nîmes
École nationale supérieure de danse de Marseille (Marie-Claude Pietragalla, director)
Jérémy Galdeano danced with the Ballet national de Marseille before joining Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 2001 as corps de ballet, where he stayed for 17 years and became the first soloist. His repertoire includes several ballets of Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Didy Veldman, Christian Spuck, Jean Christophe Maillot, Shen Wei, Stephan Thoss, Nacho Duato, Stijn Celis, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, Garreth Smith, Edward Clug, George Balanchine, Kenneth Macmillan, Christopher Wheeldon, Étienne Béchard and many others.
He has created several pieces for the choreographic workshops of the company. His choreographies have been performed in Canada, Germany and Mexico. Jérémy Galdeano and Vera Kvarcakova started to choreograph together after years of being dance partners in Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and choreographing individually. They feel that working together is a great advantage – by collaborating, they develop a common perspective on aesthetics, ideas and musicality while having complementary ideas. Their creation DOMA, which was originally created for the Choreographic Workshops of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, was included in the company’s repertoire in the mixed bill Parlami d'Amore in May 2019. It was then presented at Carte Blanche DAC 2019 in Montreal and was also selected for Noverre: Young choreographers evening in Stuttgart Ballet (that was supposed to happen in April 2020).
Jérémy Galdeano and Vera Kvarcakova were finalists of the International choreographic competition in Hannover 2020 and awarded with invitation to the HANGARTFEST in Italy. In 2021 they were selected to finals for Future Dance Festival 92Y in NYC and they performed DOMA at Joyce Theater in New York as part of Martha Graham Company season. DOMA-short film version has been awarded as Winner Best dance video at Rio WebFest 2019 and Gold Winner as Best Short dance at Queen Palm International Film Festival 2020. They also co-created Solo pour Trois for Les Grands Ballets’ Annual Gala.
FOMO premiered in the National Theater Mannheim in Germany and was awarded as the best performance of Festival Quartier Danses in Montreal in 2021. The ZABA-short dance film, created during the lockdown of 2020, was in the final selection of Interfaccia Digitale Festival.
Jérémy Galdeano has danced in Episodes (1st movement) (George Balanchine), Prism (1st movement) (Helgi Tomasson), Carmen, Possibly Six, TooT, Tender Hooks and The Little Prince (Didy Veldman), The Queen of Spades (Kim Brandstrup), The Nutcracker (Fernand Nault), Between Ashes and Angels (Adam Hougland), Symphony of Psalms, Six Dances, Forgotten Land and Bella Figura (Jiří Kylián), Minus One, Passomezzo, Black Milk, Kaamos, Arbos, Danz, Perpetuum (Ohad Naharin) and Noces. He performed the role of one of the step-sisters in Cinderella and also danced in The Rite of Spring and Anima (Stijn Celis), Gloria (Kenneth MacMillan), Without Words, Jardi Tancat (Nacho Duato), Romeo and Juliet (Jean-Christophe Maillot),* Apartment* and Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek), Polyphonia (Christopher Wheeldon), RE-II (Shen Wei), Four Seasons and Cantata (Mauro Bigonzetti), Leonce & Lena (Christian Spuck), Kaguyahime (Jiří Kylián), Rêve and Searching For Home (Stephan Thoss), Pierrot Lunaire (Marco Goecke) and Rodin/Claudel (Peter Quanz) and Death and the Maiden (Stephan Thoss).