Alberta Ballet (2014-2017)
Charles furthered his artistic training at The Juilliard School, where he received his BFA in Spring 2014. While at Juilliard, he performed works by Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Twyla Tharp, Alexander Ekman and many others. He has gone on tour with Juilliard Dance to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the International Festival and was featured in the March 2013 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine with world-renowned anatomy professor, Irene Dowd.
Upon graduation, Mr. Charles joined Alberta Ballet in Calgary, Canada, dancing numerous soloist and principal roles, including the Cavalier in Edmund Stripe’s The Nutcracker and Benvolio in Jean Grand-Maître’s Romeo & Juliet. After three seasons with Alberta Ballet, Mr. Charles joined BalletMet in 2017.
Some of his favorite works with BalletMet include William Forsythe’s Slingerland Pas De Deux, George Balanchine’s Rubies, and the solo male part in Justin Peck’s In Creases.
Video and Images by Jennifer Zmuda.
Dancer Leiland Charles Discusses Performing A Character Role
American Varsity X Juilliard Dance DUET