Bruce Jarvis began his dance training in his native Portland, Oregon and
continued his dance education at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School and San
Francisco Ballet School.
Mr. Jarvis' professional career included the National
Ballet of Mexico (Compañia Nacional de Danza), Indianapolis Ballet Theater and
Heinz Poll's Ohio Ballet. Bruce's repertoire has encompassed principle roles in
most of the great classical ballets as well as major works by Balanchine and
contemporary choreographers such as Pilobolus, Lynn Taylor Corbett, and Laura
Dean. After his retirement from full-time dance, Bruce completed a degree in
Computer Science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan but continues his
involvement in dance. He has performed occasional roles with the Grand Rapids
Ballet and has worked regularly as a substitute ballet teacher for the School of
the Grand Rapids Ballet Company and the Michigan Ballet Academy. In 2011,
he became a founding board member of the Michigan Ballet Academy. Mr.
Jarvis also assiduously maintains his 'day job' as Director for Technology
Infrastructure for SpinDance, Inc, a West Michigan technology company.