Meet Jérémie Flemin, an ice dancer, choreographer, and movement director based in Poland. Known for blending hip-hop influences with the art of ice skating, Jérémie's unique journey has taken him from the vibrant hip-hop scene in northern Paris to the world stage.
We talked to Jérémie about his artistic evolution, the delicate balance between his roles as an athlete and choreographer, and the joys of his recent parenthood.
Can you share a bit about your journey into ice skating and how it led you to become a choreographer and movement director?
I grew up in the north of Paris, and during my formative years, there was a significant hip-hop movement in France. I led a kind of double life, attending rap concerts with my friends while also participating in tango balls and classical dance. Eventually, I decided to merge these two aspects of my life that brought me so much joy .
When I moved away from Paris, I encountered a choreographer who instilled in me a love for contemporary dance. She not only taught me the art but also imparted valuable lessons in patience and even how to maintain poise while walking and dancing.
"I really love the Heavyweight Chino; it's super comfortable. Not too tight, I can feel my movements really well, and it gives me the flexibility I need to dance. Wearing those trousers makes me feel like a real boss—I feel like I could do anything in them."
I once aspired to compete in the Olympics and perform at that prestigious level. However, that dream may not come true as Justina and I have discontinued our training. We are now parents to a child and engaged, and the demanding time commitment required for Olympic preparation is just not feasible for us. But we still hope to participate in the Olympics through our own students! Over the past three years, we have been training aspiring young athletes, and we are thrilled with the positive results. Many of them show great skill and motivation, some are even competing on the national team.
You recently became a father—congratulations! How has the experience of parenthood influenced your perspective on your career and artistic pursuits in ice skating and choreography?
The first months with Leo, my 10-month-old baby, were intense. We could not sleep a lot, he woke up every two hours! However, we have now adjusted, and though caring for him is still a full-time responsibility, it has been incredibly rewarding.But we have so many beautiful moments with him, it’s just amazing. Every time he laughs you forget about everything. He comes to the ice rink with us even now, we are having lots of fun.
Your public is rapidly growing, how do you envision the future of your career, and are there any upcoming projects or collaborations that you're particularly excited about?
My audience spiked when Chris Brown reposted my video. Since then, I've focused on skating well and getting artists to notice my dance videos with their songs. It's been awesome to have artists like Cardi B, Lil Nas X, and Dj Khaled appreciate my work. With Leo, my focus has shifted, but I'll come back to it once things settle. Right now, I feel most comfortable on the ice. I've done recent projects on TV and music videos incorporating skating. The goal is always to reach producers and make ice skating more commercial. Soon, I'll be performing in Switzerland, which I love—performing for people who just want to have fun, not just judges. .
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I really love the Heavyweight Chino; it's super comfortable. Not too tight, I can feel my movements really well, and it gives me the flexibility I need to dance. Wearing those trousers makes me feel like a real boss—I feel like I could do anything in them.
"For a period, I led a sort of double life, attending rap concerts with my friends while also participating in tango balls and classical dance. Eventually, I decided to merge these two aspects of my life that brought me joy."