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Jamison, Judith

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Personal name headingJamison, Judith
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Biography/History noteIndividual was a National Medal of Arts recepient.
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19430510
Place of birthPhiladelphia (Pa.)
AffiliationAmerican Ballet Theatre Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Philadelphia Dance Academy Swedish Royal Ballet Bejart's Ballet of the Twentieth Century Jamison Project (Firm)
Profession or occupationDancers Choreographers Educators
Found inMaynard, O. Judith Jamison, aspects of a dancer, 1982 (subj.) t.p. (Judith Jamison)
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))