Jean Michelle Sayeg
JEAN MICHELLE SAYEG began performing on Star Search, international commercials and film from age nine. She trained at Le Studio & San Francisco Ballet. Sayeg became a principle dancer with State Street Ballet and Smuin Ballet dancing title roles in Carmen, B.A.N.D., Medea, Giselle, Petit Mort and originated Trey McIntyre’s Oh Inverted World!
Her multifaceted career includes performing internationally in Taiwan with State Street Ballet & throughout the US in Broadway’s National Tours of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats (Victoria) and Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot (Lady Sybil). She has been featured in Marie de la Palme’s award-winning aerial silk ballet Le Couer Illumine, as well as productions at Lincoln Center (My Fair Lady, Cinderella), Hollywood Bowl (Sound Of Music, Camelot) and LA Opera (Aida, Merry Widow, Ghost Of Versailles, Macbeth)
Choreography includes: Tie Up & Cover (Smuin Ballet), And As the World Goes Round (Interplayer’s Theatre), Picnic (Antaeus Theatre Company), Dancing Lessons, Emma (Ensemble Theatre Company) as well as original works in South Africa (CAPA) and the townships in Philippi and Gugulethu.
Sayeg is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California and Pilates Certified (BASI). She is on faculty at the Colburn School and Curtis Studio of dance. For the last seven years she has taught master classes in a variety of dance styles at Arcadia High School where she choreographs all mainstage productions.
Awards include the Music Center Spotlight Award, Lester Horton Award, Palm Desert Dance Under the Stars Choreography Festival and winner of the Jerry Herman Award Best Choreography for Thoroughly Modern Millie. She enjoys teaching various styles to all ages and levels of dance. Sayeg is a proud member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA & AGMA.