Gerard Reyes is a choreographer, dancer and teacher working at the frontiers of dance, film, performance, fashion and music. Gerard’s pieces seek both to draw mainstream attention to the underrepresented and to promote pleasure, social inclusion and individual agency. He has presented his works in theatres, galleries and night clubs throughout Europe and North America and as online videos. As a dancer, Gerard has collaborated with internationally-renowned choreographers including Marie Chouinard, Bill T. Jones, Jérôme Bel, Benoît Lachambre, Felix Ruckert and Luther Brown.
In 2013, Gerard was awarded a joint grant from the New York State Council on the Arts and Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec to fund an artistic residency in New York City during which he studied with legendary voguers including Amazon Leiomy, Javier Ninja, Danielle Polanco and Archie Burnett. Since this residency voguing has become an integral part of Gerard’s dance practice. He is dedicated to teaching vogue to dancers and non-dancers because he believes in its unique potential to empower everyone, regardless of gender, race and dance proficiency. Gerard teaches regular vogue classes at Flying Steps in Berlin as well as at various studios in Montreal.