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.
Over the last five years Jorge has been commissioned as a choreographer by a number of professional companies around the world: Scottish Dance Theatre (UK), Beijing 9 Contemporary Dance Theatre (China), Acosta Danza (Cuba), among others. His latest creation for the company directed by Carlos Acosta has been described as “a liberating work… a prodigy of acrobatics, strength and mathematical precision.” (Ana Leon. Cubanet) and “a total physical surrender” (Angel Marques. OnCuba)
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 and based upon his synthesis of sport and dance movement patterns, Jorge founded SQx (somoSQuien eXperience); more recently, Jorge co-founded min tala, a Pan-Arab dance company that uses contemporary dance as a peacekeeping, personal and professional development tool. He also served as Artistic Director for Aerowaves Festival in Burgos in 2011 and has been named a Déda Associate Artist for 2015/16 and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby.
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.
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. Due to his outstanding work in dance-practice based research, he has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Derby.
Jorge Crecis © 2017