Nicholas Jurica

Photo by Gregory Costanzo Photo by Gregory Costanzo


 Raised outside of Portland Oregon, Nicholas Jurica began his dance training at Arts and Communications Magnet Academy under the directorship of Julane Stites. A year later while entering into high school, Nicholas would also attended The Portland Ballet under the directorship of Jim Lane and Nancy Davis. In this time he performed works ranging from classics like Balanchine’s “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux” and Bob Fosse’s “Manson Trio” to contemporary works like Josie Moseley’s “When I Close My Eyes”. This blend of classical and contemporary training allowed Nicholas to meet new people, learn about other cultures and eventually bring him to Juilliard where he has just graduated from. While in college, Nicholas danced works by Roy Assaf, Stephanie Batten Bland, Nacho Duato, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and William Forsythe. This year is Nicholas’ first year with Ririe-Woodbury and he couldn’t be more humbled and delighted to be joining such a wonderful company.