Jean Abreu (Artistic Director /Choreographer/Performer). Born in Brazil, Jean choreographed his first work in London in 2003 and later that year was honoured with the Jerwood Choreography Award and nominated Associate Artist at The Place Theatre, London. Since then, his work has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Brazil including performances for London Dance Umbrella, the Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre.
He founded Jean Abreu Dance in 2009 and his first work for the company, INSIDE with music by 65daysofstatic, received 4 and 5 star reviews at its premier in the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He subsequently created Parallel Memories in collaboration with Brazilian choreographer Jorge Garcia, which premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured to Brazil. In 2013 was commissioned by the Royal Opera House London to create BLOOD a multi media solo project collaborating with the Artists Gilbert & George.