John-Paul Simoens (© Chris Hardy)
San Pedro, California
Named Apprentice in 2014. Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2015.
John-Paul Simoens, from San Pedro, California, trained at Lauridsen Ballet Centre and participated in summer programs at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Houston Ballet, and The Royal Ballet before receiving an invitation to SF Ballet School’s Trainee Program. In 2012 alone, he competed and finished as a semi-finalist at Prix de Lausanne, Youth America Grand Prix (New York City), and Spotlight Competition. Simoens became an SF Ballet apprentice in 2014. Promoted to Corps de Ballet in 2015.