Jorge holds a degree in Sport Sciences and studied contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. As a professional dancer he worked with different companies throughout Europe.
Between 2008 and 2012 he combined his position as a full-time lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) and guest teacher at institutions such as Beijing Dance Academy (China), Conservatorio Superior de Madrid (Spain) and Roger Williams University (USA). Jorge also lead professional and company classes regularly for companies such as Akram Khan Company, DV8, Punchdrunk, Rambert, etc.
In 2011 Jorge directed the festival Burgos’ Aerowaves Burgos’.
Over the last five years Jorge has been commissioned by companies based in the UK, Europe, Russia, and China and also by postgraduate companies such as EDge, Mapdance and Intoto.
His lifetime artistic ethos is summarized in the mantra:
Experiences might finish in the blink of an eye; nothing changes in the world but something changes in those who undergo the experience. So, in the end, something might have changed after all.
Following this motto, in 2012, he funded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience); based upon Jorge’s synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, SQx’s team lead workshops of this cutting-edge and intense performance training methodology, allowing professionals and youth participants to enhance their stage presence and performative skills. SQx’s projects have been supported by ACE, British Council, Canada arts council, the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom and the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
His latest creation for Scottish Dance Theatre has been widely acclaimed by the critic:
– “Profound, powerful and hugely demanding in terms of precision, control and team spirit, the dancers are unstinting in executing every task” (Mary Brennan. The Herald)
– “a place of pure empathy” ( Kelly Apter. The Scotsman)
– “expertly crafted and engagingly executed” (Rachel Elderkin. The Skinny)
– “Collective responsibility meets strength” (Lorna Irvine. Across the arts)
He is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths University of London, focusing on methodologies for training and replicating higher states of consciousness for dancers in performance. Jorge has also applied this research to coach music and film personalities.
In 2014 Jorge initiates the creation of min tala a Pan-Arab dance project that uses contemporary dance art as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool.
He is a Déda Associate Artist 2015/16 and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby.
Jorge Crecis © 2017