Jorge García Pérez
Jorge García Pérez was born in Zaragoza and began his dance training at the dance School María de Ávila. He started his professional career in Sybaa Ballet in 2003, and the year after he moves into Malandain Ballet Biartitz II. In 2005 Heinz Spoerli offers him a contract for the Junior Ballet at the Opera House in Zürich after winning the Gold Medal at Premio Roma International Dance Competition. 2006 he was promoted to Demi-soloist becoming Soloist the season after at the Zürcher Ballett. He has been working for Ballett Theater Basel since 2008. In 2011 he had his debut as a Choreographer with ‹Match[ing] Sounds›, winning the first prize of the Jugendförderpreis of Sperber Kollegiums. He won several international prizes as a young choreographer at the Cross Connection International Choreographic Competition, Hanover International, Bugos-New York International and Emergent Choreographers Contest. He has created his own choreographic work for companies such as Staatstheater Mainz, Stephen Delattre Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet, Konzert Theater Bern, Ballet del Sur de Bahía Blanca, Elephant in the Black Box, Béjart Ballet Lausanne and Ballett Theater Basel. Since 2016, he is the Artistic Director at Carta Blanca Dance, a dance company which he has founded together with Permi Jhooti in Basel, Switzerland.