Rupert Edwards III

Hartford Ballet
American Repertory Ballet
Boston Ballet
Tulsa Ballet: Demi-Soloist
Houston Ballet: Corps de Ballet (2010-2016)

Rupert Edwards — J&H
Photo via J&H Dance School.

Rupert Edwards III is a native of both Jamaica and Hartford, Connecticut and trained at the School of Hartford Ballet. Edwards has danced professionally with numerous companies: Hartford Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, Boston Ballet, Tulsa Ballet (as a demi-soloist), and Houston Ballet (from 2010 to 2016). With HB, he originated a role in Edward Liang’s Murmuration (2013), and his repertoire included Stanton Welch’s Swan Lake, Madame Butterfly and Romeo and Juliet; Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow; Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker, Dracula and The Sleeping Beauty; Anna-Marie Holmes’ Don Quixote; Rudy van Dantzig’s Romeo & Juliet; George Balanchine’s Prodigal Son; and Graham Lustig’s Cinderella.

He has performed as a guest artist with Victoria Ballet Theatre in Victoria, TX; Uptown Dance Company; Orange County Regional Ballet; and Ballet Des Moines.

Edwards is a part-time instructor at Houston Ballet Academy and married fellow dancer Karina Gonzalez-Edwards, principal dancer with Houston Ballet, in 2016.





Artistic Staff, Houston Ballet
Rupert Edwards, J&H Dancing
Victoria Ballet Theatre, Victoria Advocate
Choreography Workshop, Hartford Courant
Ballet attracts more boys to the barre, Hartford Courant

Video links:

Breaking Boundaries | Ep. 4 “Through the Male Dancer’s Lens”
Don Quixote and Other Ballets – Sneak Peek

Social media:

Instagram @rupertedwards3
LinkedIn Rupert Edwards

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