American dancer and choreographer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Judith Jamison studied ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance and made her debut with the American Ballet Theatre in 1964. She became a member of the Alvin Ailey
Judith received numerous awards and honorary degrees, most recently from Yale University. She is also an advocate for education in the arts. In 1999, she was a Kennedy Center Honoree. Her autobiography entitled Dancing Spirit was published in 1993.
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