- Madrid, Spain
- Royal Conservatory of Professional Dance
- Company Membership
Named apprentice in 2001
Joined the Company in 2002
Promoted to soloist in 2006
Promoted to principal dancer in 2008
Jaime Garcia Castilla created roles in Elo’s Double Evil; McGregor’s Borderlands; Morris’ Beaux, Joyride, and Sylvia; McIntyre’s Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem; Page’s Guide to Strange Places; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and Fusion; Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END; Welch’s Bespoke; and Wheeldon’s Bound To and Within the Golden Hour. He danced major roles in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker (King of the Snow, Grand Pas de Deux Prince), Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Trio; Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote; Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky); Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid; Balanchine’s Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, and Symphony in C; Forsythe’s Artifact Suite; Liang’s Symphonic Dances; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Possokhov’s Optimistic Tragedy; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy; Robbins’ In the Night; Scarlett’s Hummingbird; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella and Rush.
His repertory includes Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Agon, Diamonds, Rubies, Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements; Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016 and The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; McGregor’s Chroma; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes; Peck’s Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes; Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering; Thatcher’s Ghost in the Machine; and Tomasson’s 7 for Eight and On a Theme of Paganini.
Jaime’s guestings include the Volver Gala in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2018; The Nutcracker at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and at San Jose Dance Theatre in San Jose, California, in December 2017; and SFDanceworks in 2017. He received the Prize of Excellence and Contemporary Dance Prize at the 2001 Prix de Lausanne.
What is your favorite costume? Why?
I really enjoyed the costumes for Morris' Sylvia because they were flowy and easy to make changes in and out of. I also loved the costumes for the Sea Witch in Neumeier's The Little Mermaid because I was instantly transformed into the character, the minute I put the costume on.
What is the hardest part of being a dancer?
The amount of devotion required.
When I'm not working, I enjoy...
Creating things, taking photos of the city on my walks, and making some videos. Lately, I’ve been focused on my jewelry line, J’aime.