Judith Ann Jamison was born May 10, 1943 to Tessie Brown Jamison and John Jamison Sr. She is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as a modern based dancer though she early on studied ballet and as the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
|Born:||Judith Ann Jamison, May 10, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Residence:||Philadelphia, New York City|
|Education:||Fisk University, University of the Arts|
|Occupation:||Dancer 1964-1988, Artistic director 1989-2011|
About Judith Jamison
Renowned dancer and choreographer who served as Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
At age six, she began training in dance at Judimar School of Dance.
She took a break from being artistic director to form her own group of dancers, called The Jamison Project.
She grew up in Philadelphia with her parents and older brother.
She once danced alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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- African-American ballet dancers
- African-American choreographers
- African-American female dancers
- Fisk University alumni
- University of the Arts (Philadelphia) alumni
- Kennedy Center honorees
- United States National Medal of Arts recipients
- Artists from Philadelphia
- American choreographers
- Primetime Emmy Award winners