zum Inhalt zur Navigation


(c)Andreas Jakwerth
© Andreas Jakwerth

Rashaen Arts

A Dutchman born in Jamaica, Rashaen Arts completed his training at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. After one season each at Europa Danse in Paris and with the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, in 2011 he moved to Arnhem to join Introdans. There he danced in works choreographed by Nils Christe, Stijn Celis, Lucinda Childs, Thierry Malandain, Cayetano Soto as well as leading roles in Nacho Duato’s Cor perdut and Por Vos Muero as well as Twyla Tharp’s Junk Duet.
Rashaen Arts has been a soloist of the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg from the 2013/14 season, where he has danced numerous leading roles in choreographies by Martin Schläpfer such as Siegfried in Swan Lake. Furthermore, he performed Drosselmeier in Demis Volpi’s The Nutcracker, the Paul Taylor Variation in George Balanchine’s Episodes, Melancholic in his The Four Temperaments, in Roland Petitʼs Carmen, Uwe Scholzʼ Siebte Sinfonie, John Neumeier's world premiere from time to time as well as in works by William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Marco Goecke, Remus Şucheană, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, Christopher Wheeldon, Hubert Essakow, Juanjo Arqués and Aszure Barton. 
In the 2022/23 season he joined the Vienna State Ballet as a demi-soloist where he made his debut as one of the four princes in the world premiere of Martin Schläpfer's The Sleeping Beauty. Furthermore, he danced the duke in John Neumeierʼs Lady of the camellias, the dusk in Pierre Lacotteʼs Coppélia, in Rudolf Nureyevʼs Don Quixote, Paul Taylors Promethean Fire, Heinz Spoerliʼs Goldberg-Variationen, George Balanchineʼs Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet as well as solo parts in Martin Schläpferʼs Ein Deutsches Requiem, Lontano, Marsch, Walzer, Polka, In Sonne verwandelt and Die Jahreszeiten.