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Judith Jamison photo, from Judith Jamison in Alvin Ailey’s The Mooch. Photo by Henry Wolf. Courtesy of AAADT.

 

Roles

  • 1965: Mary Seaton, The Four Marys (chor. Agnes de Mille), American Ballet Theatre, New York.
  • 1965: Congo Tango Palace (chor. Talley Beatty), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (chor. AAADT), national tour.
  • 1965: “Drag” trio in Toccata (chor. Talley Beatty), AAADT, national tour.
  • 1965: Rooms (chor. Anna Sokolow), AAADT, national tour.
  • 1965: Revelations (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, national tour.
  • 1965: Blues Suite (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, national tour.
  • 1965: Road of Phoebe Snow (chor. Talley Beatty), AAADT, national tour.
  • 1966: Pasiphae in Ariadne (chor. Alvin Ailey), Harkness Ballet, New York.
  • 1966: Josephine in Yemanja (chor. Alvin Ailey), Harkness Ballet, New York.
  • 1967: The mother in Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, African and European tours.
  • 1967: Erzulie in The Prodigal Prince (chor. Geoffrey Holder), AAADT, African and European tours.
  • 1967: Black Belt (chor. Talley Beatty), AAADT, African and European tours.
  • 1969: Reflections in D (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1969: The Sun in Icarus (chor. Lucas Hoving), AAADT.
  • 1969: Bo Masekela in Masekela Language (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New London, Connecticut.
  • 1970: Dance for Six (chor. Joyce Trisler), AAADT, Russian tour.
  • 1970: Poeme (chor. Pauline Koner), AAADT, Russian tour.
  • 1971: Solo, Cry (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1971: Choral Dances (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1971: Mary Lou’s Mass (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1972: Lark Ascending (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1972: Carmina Burana (chor. John Butler), AAADT, New York.
  • 1972: Eve in According to Eve (chor. John Butler), AAADT, New York.
  • 1973: Hidden Rites (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1973: Missa Brevis (chor. José Limón), AAADT.
  • 1974: Solo, Spirituals (chor. Janet Collins), AAADT, New York.
  • 1975: Bessie Smith in The Mooch (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1976: Female lead with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Pas de “Duke” (chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT and American Ballet Theater.
  • 1976: Liberian Suite (chor. Lester Horton), AAADT, New York.
  • 1976: Solo, Facets (chor. John Butler), AAADT, New York.
  • 1976: Fecundity in Blood Memories (chor. Donald McKayle) AAADT, New York.
  • 1976: Caravan (chor. Louis Falco), AAADT, New York.
  • 1977: Potophar’s wife in Josephlegende (chor. John Neumeier), Vienna State Opera House, Hamburg, and Munich.
  • 1978: Marie Laveau in Passage(chor. Alvin Ailey), AAADT, New York.
  • 1979: Le Spectre de la Rose (chor. Maurice Béjart), Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century, Brussels, Paris, and New York.
  • 1979: The madam in District Storyville (chor. Donald McKayle), AAADT, New York.
  • 1980: Solo, Inside (chor. Ulysses Dove), AAADT, New York.
  • 1980: Pas de deux with Alexander Godunov, Spell (chor. Alvin Ailey) AAADT, New York.
  • 1981: Sophisticated Ladies, Broadway musical, New York.

 



Works


Judith Jamison. Courtesy of the AAADT.

  • 1984: Divining (mus. Dinizulu and Ellison), AAADT, New York.
  • 1984: Just Call Me Dance (mus. Hartfield), Maurice Béjart’s Ballet of the 20th Century, Brussels.
  • 1986: Time Out (mus. Hartfield), Mary Day’s Washington Ballet.
  • 1984: Time In (mus. various contemporary), Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas.
  • 1987: Into the Life (mus. various contemporary), Jennifer Muller/The Works, New York.
  • 1988: Tease (mus. various contemporary), Alvin Ailey Repertory, New York.
  • 1989: Forgotten Time (mus. “Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares”), Jamison Project, New York.
  • 1989: Read Matthew 11:28 (mus. McFerrin), Jamison Project, New York.
  • 1991: Rift (mus. Hendryx), AAADT.
  • 1993: Hymn (mus. Ruggieri), AAADT.
  • 1995: Riverside (mus. Dinizulu), Alvin Ailey American Dance Dance Theater, New York.
  • 1996: Sweet Release (mus. Wynton Marsalis), AAADT, New York.
  • 1998 Echo: Far From Home (mus. Ruggieri), AAADT.
  • 2000 Double Exposure (mus. Ruggieri), AAADT.
  • 2002 Here… and Now (mus. Wynton Marsalis), AAADT.
  • 2004 Love Stories, with Robert Battle and Rennie Harris (mus. Ross and various contemporary), AAADT.
  • 2005 Reminiscin’ (mus. various artists), AAADT.
  • 2009 Among Us (Private Spaces: Public Places) (mus ELEW), AAADT.

 

 


 

 


SOURCE NOTE:

Adapted and updated by Annette Keogh from: “Judith Jamison.” International Dictionary of Modern Dance. Gale, 1998. Gale Biography In Context. (Stanford access only.)



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