José Carayol

Biography

Born and raised in Ibiza, Spain, Jose Carayol gained the “Solo Seal Award” of the Royal Academy of Dancing under the direction of Sandy Watson. Mr Carayol relocated to Madrid at the young age of fifteen years old after receiving a National Scholarship to study at the world renowned “Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Carmen Roche”. He later graduated with Distinction. While studying, he was an apprentice artist at the “BCR – Ballet Carmen Roche” on their national and international tours. Such extensive training led him to many highly acclaimed soloist roles with “Ballet Concierto Iñaki Urlezaga”, “SemperOper Ballet” and the world known “Royal Opera House”in London. His career took him all over the world performing and mastering the Ballet Repertoire: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Carmen, Paquita, Coppelia, Cinderella amongst many others.

After a very successful career in dance and being inspired by many Ballet Masters such as Marina Antonova (Bolshoi), Guy Albouy (Opera de Paris), Franco de Vita (ABT), Jason Beechey (Palucca Hoschule für Tanz), Maria Torija (School of American Ballet), Raymond Lukens (ABT), Angel Corella (ABT) and Christopher Wheeldon (Royal Ballet) he decided to transfer all his knowledge to young aspiring dancers. He then went to NYC to take the “National Trainning Curriculum” for teachers at the American Ballet Theater. Mr Carayol has studied and analyzed deeply the theory of dancing and teaching as well as Anatomy, Psychology for dancers and Nutrition. Mr Carayol is now an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has succesfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

Jose Carayol is been recently named Artistic Director of the Pre-Professional division at ABT Affiliate school “RC Dance Center” and the RC Studio Company.  His students have performed on the YAGP New York finals scoring top positions and gaining scholarships to many major dance schools. He is also in partnership with the American Ballet Theater and their Project Plie, on the search of the next Misty Copeland.

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