It's a half hour to showtime at NEw York City Center, and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are limbering up in the wings. Often missing at the barre, however, is Jermaine Terry, who is likely to be found crouched over a length of fabric, needle and thread in hand.
(Washington, D.C.) began his dance training in Kissimmee at James Dance Center. He graduated cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance performance from the University of South Florida, where he received scholarships for excellence in performance and choreography. Mr. Terry was a scholarship student at The Ailey School and a member of Ailey II, and he has performed with Buglisi Dance Theatre, Arch Dance, Dance Iquail, and Philadanco. In 2013, he revived the Distinguished Alumnus Award from USF for outstanding service to the arts. Mr. Terry joined the Company in 2010.