Judith Jamison

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Date of Birth May 10, 1943
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 77 years old
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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
Nationality: US
Education: Fisk University, University of the Arts
Occupation: Dancer 1964-1988, Artistic director 1989-2011
Years active: 1964-2011
Home town: Philadelphia

About Judith Jamison

Renowned dancer and choreographer who served as Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

She grew up in Philadelphia with her parents and older brother.


She once danced alongside Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Information related to Judith Jamison

  • 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
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Latest information about Judith Jamison updated on September 18, 2020.

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