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Jerec Velez

Ballet|Contemporary|Ballet Teen






Jerec Velez has over 30 years of experience as a professional dancer/performer and choreographer.  He was mentored by such greats as George De La Pena, Rebecca Wright of ABT, Terri Lewis, Athena Pallas, Bella Lewitsky and Jonathon Wolken, cofounder of Pilobolus.  Over the years, Jerec has performed with LA Opera and Opera Pacific and an assortment of ballets, including:  A Christmas Carole, The Nutcracker, Babes in Toyland, Coppelia, Petrouchka, Don Quixote and Carnival of Animals. More recently, Jerec studied contemporary dance in The Hague, Holland, with Nederlands Dance Theatre, an eclectic contemporary dance company with a strong ballet base.  Jerec also holds a Masters in Education and a BA in Dance from CSULB. 

Jerec is currently selling his children’s chapter book, “Ruby Meets a Little Girl that has Fallen in the Flowers” and beautifying gardens with his business “California Rainforest.”  At TDC, Jerec teaches Ballet, Contemporary and Ballet Teen (ballet technique for teenagers just starting out). 

Jerec has also played the mysterious role of Drosselmeyer in TDC’s annual The Nutcracker Ballet and he is extremely proud to have been a part of the cast in all 10 years it which it has been been produced. Jerec’s biggest joy is watching all the dancers grow, get new parts and become better dancers.

Jerec’s Role at TDC

Jerec has been teaching at TDC for over 8 years, and currently teaches Ballet, Contemporary and Ballet Teen dance classes.










Jerec Velez







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