José Carayol

Artistic Manager of the Foundation Programme

José Carayol trained at the Real Conservatorio Professional de Danza de Madrid. He went on to dance professionally with companies such as Victor Ullate Ballet and Semper Oper Ballet.

Carayol went on to become a Ballet Master and guest teacher at many different schools. He has been a regular judge and teacher for the Youth American Grand Prix and California Dance Classics.

Prior to joining the Joffrey Academy as Head of Studio Company and Trainee Program in Chicago, Carayol had been a principal teacher at Los Angeles Ballet Academy and the head of their newest Conservatory Program, which provided a full training opportunity to the professional track students of Southern California.

Carayol continues his pedagogical and teaching practices further by regularly attending seminars and teaching courses at the American Ballet Theater and the Inspire series at The Royal Ballet School. Additionally, he is a fully certified and affiliated teacher of the American Ballet Theater NTC and part of their ABT® Project Plie program, which aims to support diversity and inclusion around the country and spread his passion for the art of classical ballet to the youngest generations.

José joined The Royal Ballet School as the Artistic Manager of the Foundation Programme in 2021.

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