Jermaine Maurice Spivey
Photo by Allison Schultz
Jermaine Maurice Spivey was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA where he began his dance training at the Baltimore School for the Arts. After graduating with a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School in May 2002, he moved to Europe where he began his professional career with Ballet Gulbenkian from 2002 to 2005. In 2005, Jermaine joined the Cullberg Ballet and performed with the company until the summer of 2008. In recent years he has been a member of choreographer Crystal Pite's company, Kidd Pivot. Jermaine has also performed as a guest artist with the Hofesh Shechter Company, Carte Blanche, as well as The Forsythe Company. Jermaine is a 2001 Princess Grace Awardee and a 1998 National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts 1st Level Awardee. Throughout his career he has created with and/or performed works by choreographer's such as Crystal Pite, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Stijn Celis, Hans Van Manen, Didy Veldman, Marie Chouinard, Debbie Allen, Alvin Ailey, Hofesh Shecter, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and William Forsythe.