Gerard Reyes is a choreographer, dancer, teacher and LGBTQ+ community leader working at the frontiers of dance, film, performance, fashion, music and social activism. Gerard’s work seeks both to draw mainstream attention to the underrepresented and to promote pleasure, social inclusion and individual agency. He has presented his pieces in theatres, galleries and night clubs throughout Europe and North America and as online videos. As a dancer, Gerard has worked 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 Archie Burnett, Javier and Benny Ninja, Danielle Polanco and Amazon Leiomy. Since this residency voguing has become a central 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, sexual orientation and dance proficiency. Gerard teaches weekly vogue classes in Montreal and gives workshops internationally. Check out his upcoming class schedule.