Jessica Amber Pinkett

JESSICA AMBER PINKETT (Randallstown, MD) began her dance training at Baltimore Dance Tech under the direction of Stephanie Powell. She has trained at summer intensives including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bates Dance Festival, and The Ailey School as a scholarship student. Ms. Pinkett has worked with choreographers including Ray Mercer, Stephanie Powell, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Sonia Dawkins, and Runqiao Du. She has received numerous honors and awards including the gold medal in the regional ACT-SO competition, the bronze medal in the national ACT-SO competition, and several scholarships. Ms. Pinkett graduated with honors from Towson University, receiving her BFA in dance and performing arts. This is her first season with Ailey II.

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Ailey II - The Next Generation Of Dance - Returns To NYU Skirball March 13-17 As Ailey's 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues

January 25, 2019 (New York, NY) – Following a 36-city world tour, Ailey II returns to NYU Skirball from March 13 – 17 for its annual New York season during Ailey’s 60th Anniversary celebration. The renowned second company to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will inspire audiences in dynamic works by some of today’s most revered choreographers. Premieres by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle, and Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell will grace the stage, along with returning crowd-pleasers by Juel D. Lane, Renee I. McDonald, and Darrell Grand Moultrie.

Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Exciting Highlights To Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center Season June 14-18

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18. In addition to three diverse programs featuring recent favorites and the company premiere of Battle’s Mass, the season will include an array of uplifting activities for all ages, the return of acclaimed dancer Clifton Brown, a special Ailey Spirit Gala performance of Moonlight x Ailey.

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Ailey II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut March 29 - April 2

Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 – April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour to share their artistry and prowess in an expansive repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts, and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis

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Dance Spirit - Talking Pre-Show Rituals, Self-Care, New Season Highlights, And More With Ailey II's Jessica Amber Pinkett

Every March, when NYC is deep in the winter blues, Ailey II's exciting season fires up at just the right moment. And this year is no different: They've got a roster of fiercely talented dancers, and a slew of premieres (as well as returning favorites) to boot. Dance Spirit caught up with Jessica Amber Pinkett, now in her second season with Ailey II, for a rundown on her rehearsals, pre-performance rituals, and more.