Jessica Amber Pinkett

JESSICA AMBER PINKETT (Randallstown, MD) began her dance training at Baltimore Dance Tech under the direction of Stephanie Powell. She has trained at summer intensives including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bates Dance Festival, and The Ailey School as a scholarship student. Ms. Pinkett has worked with choreographers including Ray Mercer, Stephanie Powell, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Sonia Dawkins, and Runqiao Du. She has received numerous honors and awards including the gold medal in the regional ACT-SO competition, the bronze medal in the national ACT-SO competition, and several scholarships. Ms. Pinkett graduated with honors from Towson University, receiving her BFA in dance and performing arts. This is her second season with Ailey II.

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Dance Spirit - Talking Pre-Show Rituals, Self-Care, New Season Highlights, And More With Ailey II's Jessica Amber Pinkett

Every March, when NYC is deep in the winter blues, Ailey II's exciting season fires up at just the right moment. And this year is no different: They've got a roster of fiercely talented dancers, and a slew of premieres (as well as returning favorites) to boot. Dance Spirit caught up with Jessica Amber Pinkett, now in her second season with Ailey II, for a rundown on her rehearsals, pre-performance rituals, and more.