From: Miami, Florida. LA Opera: The First Bluebird in the Morning (2021 Digital Short, debut).
Jamar Roberts graduated from the New World School of the Arts. He trained at the Dance Empire of Miami, where he continues to teach, and in The Ailey School’s Fellowship Program. Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Dance Magazine featured him as one of “25 to Watch” in 2007 and on the cover in 2013. In 2016 he was a guest star with London’s Royal Ballet and won Outstanding Performer at the prestigious New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards. He made his Ailey II choreographic debut with his work Gêmeos, set to the music of Afrobeat star Fela Kuti. His works for the company — Members Don’t Get Weary (2017) and Ode (2019) — both premiered at New York City Center to critical acclaim. In 2019 Mr. Roberts was appointed the first Resident Choreographer for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He first joined the company in 2002.