UNCSA School of Dance Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Jared Redick, began his ballet training with his mother, Julia Cziller Redick, in Reston, Virginia. He is a graduate of the high school ballet program at UNCSA, where he studied with founding Dean of Dance Robert Lindgren. Redick went on to train at Mikhail Baryshnikov’s School of Classical Ballet (ABT) and at the School of American Ballet. His performance career launched with the San Francisco Ballet, followed by dancing as a soloist with the Miami City Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Ballet and Boston Ballet. In Boston, he danced a diverse repertoire including principal roles in works by Petipa, Cranko, Balanchine, Elo, Kylián, Forsythe, Tudor, Ashton, and Tharp.
Following his retirement from the stage in 2009, he has taught nationally and internationally at institutions including Royal Danish Ballet School, Tivoli Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet School, Orlando Ballet School, Nashville Ballet School, Charlotte Ballet and Yale University. He served as guest ballet master with Finnish National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nashville Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet. Redick is a recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement, and in 2012 was appointed associate fellow of Pierson College at Yale University.
Since 2013, he has been a judge and master teacher for the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP). Beginning in 2014, he served as the director of the annual UNCSA stage production of The Nutcracker, named by Dance Teacher Magazine as one of the nation’s best productions of the holiday classic. He had the honor and distinction of serving as interim dean of the School of Dance for the 2020-2021 school year, and in 2022 was the recipient of both the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award and the inaugural Academic Leadership Fellowship as well as completing his MFA in Dance with Hollins University.
Photography: Andrew Bowen