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us: Jamison, Judith


  • [Individual was a National Medal of Arts recepient.]
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  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19430510
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) American Ballet Theatre
        • Organization: (naf) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Philadelphia Dance Academy
        • Organization: Swedish Royal Ballet
        • Organization: Bejart's Ballet of the Twentieth Century
        • Organization: Jamison Project (Firm)
    • Gender

        female
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Dancers
          (lcsh) Choreographers
            (lcsh) Educators
        • Sources

          • found: Maynard, O. Judith Jamison, aspects of a dancer, 1982 (subj.) t.p. (Judith Jamison)
          • found: Black Women in America, Second Edition, accessed February 18, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Jamison, Judith; dancer, choreographer / dance director, educator; born 10 May 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; enrolled in the Philadelphia Dance Academy; made her professional debut with the American Ballet Theatre (1964); accepted an offer to join the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; appeared as a guest artist with the Swedish Royal Ballet (1972), the American Ballet Theatre (1976), the Vienna State Opera (1977), and Bejart's Ballet of the Twentieth Century (1979); left the AAADT to appear on Broadway in Sophisticated Ladies; she launched her own company, the Jamison Project (1988); was named artistic director of the AAADT; part of the Women's Choreography Initiative; was a recipient of the Women of the Arts Award (1992), the Kennedy Center Honors Award (1999), and the Alger H. Meadows Award (2001); received the National Medal of the Arts (2001))
        • General Notes

          • [Individual was a National Medal of Arts recepient.]
        • Change Notes

          • 1981-06-26: new
          • 2015-04-15: revised
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