Jacoby Pruitt

Jacoby Pruitt
Please Credit Photo: Ailey II's Jacoby Pruitt. Photo by Eduardo Patino

JACOBY PRUITT (Miami, FL) began his dance training at New World School of the Arts and with IMPAC (In Motion Performing Arts Center) Youth Ensemble. He studied on scholarship in summer intensive programs at The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Mr. Pruitt has performed works by choreographers Bill T. Jones, Lara Murphy, Germaul Barnes, Daniel Lewis, Shannon Gillen, Laura Glenn, and Cora Bos-Kroese among others. In May 2015, he graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Most recently, Mr. Pruitt received a Young Professional Award from Martha Hill Dance Fund, Ltd. This is his second season with Ailey II.

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