Photo by George Obremski
Jesse Obremski is a New York City native who started his professional dance training at The Ailey School. He has had the privilege to perform with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Apollo Theater and in the 82nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He also trained at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts as a dance major. While at LaGuardia High School, Jesse was in their productions of “A Chorus Line” (Dancer), “Hairspray” (Brad, Dance Captain), and “Guys and Dolls” (Lead Dancer, Dance Captain) and received the Father Fame Award (2012). He has also trained in programs at Springboard Danse Montreal, Earl Mosley's Institute for the Arts, The Broadway Experience, Perry Mansfield, Lar Lubovitch Dance Intensives, and Jacob's Pillow (Contemporary Program).
Jesse is a founding dancer and choreographer of DaretoCreate Dance Collective, directed by Daniel Ching. Jesse is also a founding Dance Artist and choreographer with ZEST Collective Contemporary Performance Art, under the artistic direction of Gentry Isaiah George, and was featured in the company's exclusive with Dance Mogul Magazine in 2014. He joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company for their 2014 Joyce season and with Kate Weare Company at BAM Fisher in 2015 under The Juilliard Dance Ensemble. Jesse has also had the opportunity to work closely with and perform new works by Adam Barruch, Sidra Bell, Brian Brooks, Camille A. Brown, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz (MADboots), Rennie Harris, Loni Landon, Earl Mosley, Igal Perry, Troy Powell, Didy Veldman among many others. In addition, Jesse has had the privilege to perform the repertoire of Alvin Ailey, Robert Battle, Nacho Duato, Sharon Eyal, Martha Graham, José Limón, and Crystal Pite. Jesse is currently training at The Juilliard School and plans to graduate with a B.F.A in dance in 2016.
Jesse has had his choreography presented in EMIA’s Emerging Choreographers Concert (2011, 2014), in LaGuardia's Junior Projects Concert (2011) as well as various Juilliard Dance Workshops. His choreography was also featured in Juilliard's Choreographic Honors (2013) in which he choreographed, composed and performed. In 2014, Jesse became a choreographer with Zest Collective and has his choreography showcased at various festivals including the Harlem Arts Festival. He has also guest taught at LaGuardia High School, Hawaiian University and at Mid-Pacific High School.
Apart from dance, Jesse has been singing in The Transfiguration Men and Boys Choir since 2002, has began composing scores and accompanying dance classes since 2012. He also was awarded the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout (2010). During his time at Juilliard, Jesse has been an active member in the community as Programming Assistant at The Juilliard School (2013-2014) and currently a Residential Assistant (2014-2015). He also enjoys cooking and photography.
During the summer of 2015, Jesse will be apprenticing with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company as well on faculty/interning at EMIA in Connecticut.