Jared Redick

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Born (1971-06-10) June 10, 1971 (age 50)
Baltimore, Maryland
CitizenshipUnited States of America
  • Ballet Dancer
  • Ballet Teacher
  • Director
  • Interim Dean of Dance
Years active1989–present
  • Alicia Kish Reisz
  • Julia Cziller-Redick
  • Darren Redick

Jared Redick is a retired American ballet dancer, teacher, and has been the Interim Dean of the School of Dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) since 2020.[1]

Early life

Redick was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His grandmother, Alicia Kish Reisz, was a Hungarian Prima Ballerina. His mother, Julia Cziller-Redick, escaped Hungary with Reisz as refugees during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.[2] Cziller-Redick is Artistic Director Emeritus at Reston Conservatory Ballet in Reston, Virginia.[3] Darren Redick, Jared's brother, was also a professional ballet dancer before becoming a presenter with Planet Rock Radio.[4] Both are alumni of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in ballet.[5]

Professional career

Redick graduated from UNCSA in 1989 and went on to train at Mikhail Baryshnikov's School of Classical Ballet in New York. During his career, he was a soloist with the Miami City Ballet, the Texas Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and the Boston Ballet.[6] In 2009, he retired from performing.[7] He went on to be the principal of the Boston Ballet's Norwell School [8] and the artistic director of the New Haven Ballet. [9] Redick is a recipient of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts award for exceptional artistic achievement, Redick is also an Associate fellow at Pierson College at Yale University. He has been a master teacher and juror at the Youth American Grand Prix since 2013.[10] Prior to 2020, Redick was Assistant Dean of Ballet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under Dean Susan Jaffe.[11] He was artistic director of the school's annual production of The Nutcracker for six years, which was named one of the nation's best productions by Dance Teacher Magazine.[12] In 2020, he co-directed a reimagined film version of the Nutcracker with COVID safety precautions. [13]


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  2. Scott, Gail. "Madame 'Nutcracker'". Washington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  3. "Conservatory Ballet in Reston". Posh Seven Magazine. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  4. Reynolds, Gillian. "Radio picks of the week — December 1". The Times UK. The Sunday Times. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  5. "Darren Redick". Wikibin. Wikibin. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  6. "New artistic director named". Chron. Chron. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  7. Feinberg, Jody. "Braintree's Jared Redick is retiring as soloist with the Boston Ballet". The Patriot Ledger. Gannett Publications. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  8. Fanger, Iris. "Boston Ballet School's 'Peter and the Wolf' a playful classic". Patriot Ledger. Gannett Publications. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  9. Doherty, Donna. "New-look 'Nutcracker': New Haven Ballet Artistic Director Jared Redick leaves his mark on the classic (video)". New Haven Register. Hearst. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  10. "Jared Redick". Youth American Grand Prix. YAGP. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  11. Laissle, April. "How UNCSA Is Teaching Dance Classes Online". WFDD. WFDD. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
  12. Murawski, Katie. "UNCSA School of Dance presents: 'The Nutcracker'". YES! Weekly. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  13. Larsen, Gavin. "UNCSA Students Create a Collaborative "Nutcracker" Movie for the Pandemic Era". Pointe Magazine. Dance Media. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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