The Alvin Ailey Dancers are poetry in motion, and some of their grace and power is from South Florida. Jamar Roberts is a shining star with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, but his dance career started here in SoFlo, where this dynamic dancer graduated from the New World School of the Arts.
(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 Dance, Dancing 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.