Jack Sprance

Demi Soloist

Meet Jack

Hometown: New Hartford, CT
Jack Sprance began training in 2010 at the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. While attending the school, he performed numerous roles and won a gold medal in the Connecticut Classic Competition. In 2013, Jack was accepted into the year-round trainee program at Boston Ballet where he performed with the company in Swan Lake, Cinderella, and The Nutcracker. During the course of his training, Jack also performed roles in La Bayadère, Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty and Scotch Symphony, as well as contemporary excerpts by Momix.

Jack joined Pennsylvania Ballet in 2015 as a member of PBII after graduating from Boston Ballet’s trainee program. He was promoted to apprentice in 2015 and to corps de ballet in 2017. Since joining the company, Jack has performed in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Don Quixote, La Bayadère, The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Jack has also had the opportunity of performing works such as Christopher Wheeldon’s For Four and Rush; Alexander Ekman’s Episode 31; Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort; and numerous ballets by George Balanchine including Jewels, Square Dance, and Theme and Variations. Jack has also had the opportunity to perform many world premieres by choreographers like Matthew Neenan, Jorma Elo, and Yin Yue.

PERSONAL QUOTE

“Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
– Les Brown

FUN FACT

Jack’s real name is John.

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Performance Highlights

With Pennsylvania Ballet:

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Soldier, Candy Canes, Tea)
  • Somnolence (world premiere)
  • For Four (company premiere)

 

  • Asphodel Meadows (company premiere)
  • Jewels
  • Theme and Variations

 

  • Western Symphony
  • Square Dance

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