Jacquelin Harris

JACQUELIN HARRIS (Charlotte, NC) began her dance training at Dance Productions Studios under the direction of Lori Long. Ms. Harris received a silver ARTS award from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts and was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts semifinalist. She graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program in Dance. In 2016 Ms. Harris was named one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine. She received a 2017 dance fellowship from the Princess Grace Foundation-USA. In 2019 she was one of 75 dancers across the world to perform in Merce Cunningham's Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event, which won a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award. In 2021 Ms. Harris worked with Twyla Tharp in her production of Twyla Now alongside artists of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She was a member of Ailey II and joined the Company in 2014.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Short Film Created On Paris Street During International Tour Debuts On Nowness In Celebration Of United Nations Day, October 24th

New York – October 24, 2017 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is pleased to announce Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film hat sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers - people of different backgrounds, talents and nationalities joined together through the universal language of dance. Recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater participated in the project during a 10-week international tour throughout Europe led by Artistic Director Robert Battle.

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Spectrum News Charlotte - Ailey All Access

Now you can enjoy dancing virtually, thanks to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Here to speak with us today about Ailey All Access is Ailey dancer and Charlotte native Jacquelin Harris.


QC Life - Ailey All Access Provides Online Performances, Dances And More

The world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is bringing the Ailey experience to you, at home. The virtual experience is called Ailey All Access. It is designed to provide families around the globe with joy and inspiration during this difficult moment in time. Jacquelin Harris, a Charlotte native and Alvin Ailey Company member, says dance enthusiasts and novices alike can take virtual classes and indulge in full length Alvin Ailey performances. This week, Ailey All Access will offer the historic 1972 video of Judith Jamison performing Alvin Ailey’s Cry. Ailey All Access is free and available online.