Gerard Reyes (c)Zaire Carl Hugo

Gerard X Reyes

Gerard X Reyes (he/they) is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, video artist, somatic sex
educator, intimacy coordinator and Montreal’s Kiki Ballroom Scene pioneer.
Currently based in Montreal, Reyes’s practice lies at the intersection between embodied art, sociology and activism.
They have lived in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin where he collaborated with established contemporary, hip hop and vogue choreographers including Jérôme Bel, Benoît Lachambre, Bill T. Jones, Shen Wei, Luther Brown and Leiomy Maldonado.
After years of teaching Vogue classes in Montreal and at Flying Steps in Berlin, Reyes returned to Montreal in 2017 to pioneer the city’s Kiki Ballroom Scene. They led weekly practices for local LGBTQ+ youth and hosted regular kiki balls, including balls for Canada Pride (2017) and Fierté Montréal (2018).

Photo: Zaire Carl Hugo