Jamar Roberts


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.


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.