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Judith Jamison (photo by Andrew Eccles)

Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1965 and quickly became an international star. Over the next 15 years, Mr. Ailey created some of his most enduring roles for her, most notably the tour-de-force solo Cry. During the 1970s and 80s, she appeared as a guest artist with ballet companies all over the world, starred in the hit Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies, and formed her own company, The Jamison Project. She returned to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1989 when Mr.

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Meet the Masters: Judith Jamison

During this in-depth interview filmed in 2008, Judith Jamison discusses the role of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as cultural ambassadors, the importance of modern dance repertory, and the legacy of Alvin Ailey and his body of work.

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