Ailey II’s “indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy” dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to The Joyce Theater from March 17 – 22 with two programs of premieres and recent audience favorites. The Company’s spring run at The Joyce will be the first time they will present an independent season at one of dance’s most cherished and historic venues.
JACOBY PRUITT (Miami, FL) began his dance training at New World School of the Arts and with IMPAC (In Motion Performing Arts Center) Youth Ensemble. He studied on scholarship in summer intensive programs at The Ailey School, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Mr. Pruitt has performed works by choreographers Bill T. Jones, Lara Murphy, Germaul Barnes, Daniel Lewis, Shannon Gillen, Laura Glenn, and Cora Bos-Kroese among others. In May 2015, he graduated with honors from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Most recently, Mr. Pruitt received a Young Professional Award from Martha Hill Dance Fund, Ltd. This is his second season with Ailey II.