JOHN SPEED ORR trained at Dance Theatre Seven in Fairfax, California under David Roxander. In 2007, Orr began his professional career with Sacramento Ballet and was featured in roles in Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations before joining Smuin Ballet. During his four years with Smuin, he performed leading roles in works by Val Caniparoli, Jiří Kylián, Helen Pickett, Trey McIntyre and Michael Smuin. Orr danced with Trey McIntyre Project until his retirement in 2014. He now pursues careers in real estate for Vanguard Properties, repetiteur for Trey McIntyre and developing creative projects with his supremely talented wife, Terez Dean Orr. Orr rejoined Smuin in 2020.