Aarik Wells

Aarik Wells 2013-14 Photo Credits

Aarik Wells, photo by Sian Richards.

Biography

Aarik Wells is a native of Sussex, New Brunswick and studied at the Quinte Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School. Mr. Wells joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2003 and became a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2004.   

Mr. Wells repertoire includes the role of Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet and Icicle in The Nutcracker as well as roles in The Sleeping Beauty,Swan Lake, Giselle, Don QuixoteAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Onegin, Cinderella, An Italian Straw Hat, The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, Hamlet, Carmen, Opus 19/The Dreamer, West Side Story Suite, the second detail, Etudes, The Four Seasons and Emergence. Recently, Mr. Wells danced in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier. 

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. 

Quotes

The Nutcracker 
“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