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Robert Battle headshot (Photo by Andrew Eccles)

Robert Battle

On July 1, 2011, Robert Battle succeeded Judith Jamison to become the third Artistic Director in the Ailey company's history. Ms. Jamison says of his appointment that "choosing Robert Battle is the giant leap I want to take to ensure that this company stays vibrant in the future."Born in Miami, FL, Mr. Battle studied at the New World School of the Arts under the direction of Daniel Harder Lewis and Gerri Houlihan.