Aarik Wells is a native of Sussex, New Brunswick. He studied at the Quinte Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School and joined the company as a Member of the Corps de Ballet in 2004.
Mr. Wells repertoire includes The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Swan Lake,
Giselle, Don Quixote, The
Nutcracker, Onegin, An
Italian Straw Hat, The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, Carmen, Opus 19/The Dreamer,
West Side Story Suite, the second
detail, Etudes, The Four
Seasons and Emergence.
Mr. Wells danced in the world premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and
the North American premieres of Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon and Hamlet by Kevin O’Day.
In 2010, Mr. Wells participated in Ontario Dance Weekend as
part of an ensemble cast in In The
Cantina by Robert Stephen with fellow dancers Jenna Savella, Klara Houdet,
James Leja and Christopher Stalzer. Mr. Wells has also performed with Opera
Atelier in Toronto.
“Heather Ogden is a flawless Snow Queen, smoothly manipulated around the Land of Snow by her two Icicles, Noah Long and Aarik Wells.”
The Toronto Star, 2008