Jamar Roberts

Jamar Roberts

(Miami, FL) graduated from the New World School of the Arts. He trained at the Dance Empire of Miami, where he continues to teach, and as a fellowship student at The Ailey School.  Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.  Dance Magazine featured Jamar as a “25 to Watch” in 2007and on the cover in 2013.  He has performed at The White House in 2010, and as a guest star on So You Think You Can DanceDancing with the Stars, and The Ellen Degeneres Show. In 2015 he made his Ailey II choreographic debut with his work Gemeos, set to the music of Afrobeat star Fela Kuti. Most recently, Mr. Roberts won Outstanding Performer at the prestigious New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards and was a guest star with London’s Royal Ballet. He first joined the Company in 2002.


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Program For Return To Arsht Center Stage February 23 - 26

Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announces programming for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return by popular demand to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for five performances from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26, 2017. In conjunction with his visit home to Miami this week, he is also pleased to share news about the opportunity for local students to attend The Ailey School in New York City, thanks to the establishment of two Ailey Awakening Summer Intensive Scholarships supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

Back By Popular Demand, Internationally Celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To The Adrienne Arsht Center For Its 2014 Miami Engagement, February 20-23, Led By Miami's Own Robert Battle

Led by Miami native and Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle, the highly-anticipated Miami performances are part of a 23-city North American tour that marks the 25th season since the passing of legendary founder Alvin Ailey. Building on last season's success, Ailey's sixth annual Miami engagement will newly reveal the power, passion and astonishing beauty that have become a hallmark of the company.

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Sun Sentinel - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Continues To Inspire

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."