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Development Team
Artistic Advisory Group
Elaine Bonazzi, Mezzo Sporano
Eleanor D'Antuono, Ballet
George Jackson, Dance Historian
Sallie Wilson, Ballet
Stephan, Art Deco Artist
Tai Jimenez, Ballet
Tri Ngo, Composer and Sound Designer
Review Committee
Academy Contact
Parent Organization

Photo Credit: NY Times

Tai Jimenez, a native of Jamaica, New York, began her dance training with Joan Millen †Mesh and went on to study at the School of American Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American†Dance Center and with Madame Gabriella Darvash.


She was a member of the Dance†Theatre of Harlem School Ensemble before joining DTH, where she spent 12 years. Her repertory includes many works by George Balanchine, as well as ballets by†Glen Tetley, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, Bronislava Nijinska,†Alvin Ailey, Robert Garland and John Alleyne, among many others. She has appeared†as a guest artist with companies across the United States, and made her Broadway†debut as Ivy Smith (Miss Turnstiles) in the 1998 revival of On the Town, directed by†George C. Wolfe.


The versatile Jimenez is also a teacher and choreographer. She has†taught dance at the DTH School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Harbor†Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and other institutions. Her choreography has†been performed at the International Blacks in Dance Conference, New York City†Center, and Dance Theatre of HarlemÔ Open House series, among other venues.

In April, her work will be seen at Aaron Davis Hall in New York City as part of the†E-Moves series for emerging choreographers. Jimenez has been featured on the cover†of Pointe magazine, and her writing has appeared in both Pointe and Dance Magazine.


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