Jean-Philippe Dury is the artistic leader of ELEPHANT IN THE BLACK BOX since its foundation. Dury has an infinite desire to create, the need to convey his artistic vision to the world and the responsibility to attend the international demand of programmers and directors.
His hallmarks of choreographic identity are elegance and artistic quality in his performance and a special sensitivity in the themes he approaches as creator. This identity is the reflection of his artistic and professional career.
Dury has danced for the best known international companies such as the Paris Opera Ballet, the Ballets de Monte Carlo, Compañía Nacional de Danza en Madrid and as a guest at Les Grands Ballets de Montreal. In these companies he has developed a career that is distinguished by the versatility of the performed repertoire, from the great classical ballets to the contemporary works from the great choreographers from the XX and XXI century.