From Huntsville, Ala.
With Nashville Ballet since 2019
Training and Education
Huntsville Ballet Company, Ballet Austin, School of American Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Forsythe/Pite at Orsolina 28
Truman Lemire fell in love with dance by watching old Fred Astaire films; his passion for the art form was even further ignited with a family trip to see The Nutcracker when he was six years old. Shortly thereafter, Lemire began training in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama at Huntsville Ballet. There his connection to the holiday classic deepened as he danced numerous Nutcracker roles including Cavalier, which he still cites as a favorite for the clean elegance of the classical role.
After years of honing his technique in Huntsville, and in summer intensives at Austin Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB), and the School of American Ballet, Lemire joined the Professional Division at PNB in 2016. While in PNB’s Professional Division, Lemire danced in many incredible works including George Balanchine’s Jewels and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jerome Robbins’s West Side Story, and The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, among others. Deeply passionate about continuously improving as an artist, Lemire will also attend two prestigious summer programs prior to joining Nashville Ballet at the start of the 2019-2020 season – he will take part in Paris Opera Ballet’s summer program and the Forsyth/Pite program at Orsolina 28.
Inspired by his late father, Lemire has become something of a renaissance man, exuberantly pursuing new avenues of artistic expression including oil painting and sketching, creating his own choreography, learning French, and attending drag shows in his spare time.