Jamar Roberts

Biography

Jamar Roberts (Miami, FL) graduated from the New World School of the Arts. He trained at the Dance Empire of Miami and as a scholarship student at The Ailey School.  Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He first joined the Company in 2002.

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After a long day's work, most people like to plop down in front of the TV to unwind - but not Jamar Roberts. The 22-year-old dancer dancer, choreographer, illustrator, and fashion designer considers the act of watching television an exploration of what's happening behind the lens.
When awarding a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to choreographer Alvin Ailey, President Barack Obama said, "Through him, African American history was told in a way that it had never been before - with passionate, virtuoso dance performances that transfixed audiences worldwide."
Despite glowing praise from the press, if Jamar Roberts is a god of dance, he's a rather humble one. To hear him tell it, the demands of being a principal dancer with Alvin Ailey are such that moments of grandiosity are few and far between.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater guest stars on 'So You Think You Can Dance' with a performance of Sinner Man from Alvin Ailey's Revelations.

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