Jesús Armand is from Monterrey, México, and grew up in Kansas City. He started his training with the New Haven Ballet while studying at Yale, and continued at The Ailey School, Peridance and Studio Maestro. After college, he went on to dance professionally in New York, where he cofounded MIMA Productions, an international cultural exchange dance project. In collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation and the American Embassy in Pakistan, Jesús produced and performed in Hamza, and original work by Marco Pelle, during a one month residency in Islamabad. He also danced with New Generation Dance Company (Dardo Galletto), The Love Show (Angela Harriell), and Christopher Caines Dance Company.
Outside of dance, Jesús works as a mixed-media artist and is the creator of the internationally acclaimed photo series “Dance Prints.” Other media include video, graphic design, software design and sculpture. His work has been featured in solo and group shows in galleries in New York, Seattle, New Haven, and Concord MA.
With an extensive background as a non-profit professional in the US, Spain and Israel, Jesús is also taking a development lead at Tampa City Ballet, working to promote TCB around Tampa and secure its future through cultivating sponsorships and partnerships. He holds a BA in political science from Yale.