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Jamie Dee Clifton

Jamie, a native of CA, received her training at Orange County Regional Ballet. After receiving the California Alliance for Arts Education’s 2000 Emerging Young Artist Award, she joined the American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey where she spent two seasons. Jamie accompanied Nai Ni Chen Dance Company on their 2002 China Tour and has been a guest artist with L.A. Chamber Dance. She danced for seven years with BalletMet Columbus where she received the 2008 Violetta Boft Award. Some of her favorite roles include Juliet in David Nixon’s Romeo and Juliet, Odette in Nixon’s Swan Lake and Daisy in Jimmy Orrante’s world premiere of The Great Gatsby. She has had the pleasure of dancing works by such choreographers as Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, Dwight Rhoden, Twyla Tharp and Stanton Welch.

  • Hometown: Orange, CA
  • Dancing Since: Age 9
  • Seasons with Charlotte Ballet: 8
  • Goal as a professional dancer: To work every day with integrity and respect for the art form
  • Favorite vacation spot: Laguna Beach, CA. Its close to home so I can see my family while relaxing on the beach
  • Favorite social media: I love checking out pics from family and friends on Facebook
  • Most exciting dance moment: Dancing in Jiří Kylián’s Forgotten Land while pregnant with my daughter
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