Jacquelin Harris

Jacquelin Harris
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacquelin Harris.  Photo by Andrew Eccles

(Charlotte, NC) began her dance training at Dance Productions Studios under the direction of Lori Long. In 2010, as a finalist for National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, Ms. Harris received a silver ARTS award and was a semifinalist for the Presidential Scholar in the Arts. She attended summer programs at Jacob’s Pillow and Joffrey Ballet School and has performed works by Kate Skarpetowska, Daniel Catanach, Troy Powell, and Erika Pujic. She recently graduated with honors from the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Program in Dance. She was a member of Ailey II.  Ms. Harris joined the Company in 2014.

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Dance Magazine - 25 To Watch

A marvel of power and poise, Jacquelin Harris is one of the brightest lights at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Repertory doesn't lie, and Harris is a natural, having graced the stage in Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain Pas de Deux, Ailey's Pas de Duke and Matthew Rushing's ODETTA.

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The New York Times - She Really Knows Her Numbers

Not many dancers spend their days dashing between rehearsal and multivariable calculus class. But that was college for Jacquelin Harris, one of the newest members of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.