Webster Dance News
The Webster University Department of Dance is pleased to announce that ballerina Amanda McKerrow will be restaging Antony Tudor's Continuo for the Webster University Dance Ensemble. Special thanks to Sally Bliss and the Antony Tudor Ballet Trust for this opportunity.
Jamie Graham is a performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York, NY. Born in
Nashville, TN, Jamie moved to Saint Louis, MO in 2001 to attend Webster University
as a Daniel Webster scholar; she graduated in 2005 cum laude with a B.F.A. in dance
and a B.A. in English Literature. She then crossed the Atlantic for one year of postgraduate
study at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Holland, where she studied contemporary techniques,
improvisation, and tanz theater; she also began her Pilates certification here through
Romana's Pilates under the tutelage of Marjorie Oren.
In 2006 Jamie made the move to New York and began dancing with Juliana May / May Dance, while also completing her Pilates certification at True Pilates with Sari Mejo Santo. She began studying Klein technique with Barbara Mahler in 2007 and since then has had the honor to perform with Mahler at the 92nd St Y, Judson Church, Green Space, and Center for Performance Research. She has been working with Naomi Goldberg Hass / Dances for A Variable Population since 2008, creating site-specific performances that bring together professional dancers with communities of older adults. Jamie has had the opportunity to work with communities in lower Manhattan, Harlem, Chatham (NY), Jacob's Pillow, Martha's Vineyard and Vancouver.
In 2010 she began pursuing physical theater and clown at the Pig Iron Theater's Summer Session in Philadelphia. She subsequently began collaborating with Amy Larimer and their coach Jay Rhoderick in New York. Together they make The Raving Jaynes, weaving together dance and theater improvisation techniques to make performances based on an audience suggestion. They have been presented at The PIT's Improv Festival, the Unscripted Festival, Triskelion Arts' Comedy in Dance Festival, Joe's Pub, Built on Stilts in Martha's Vineyard, Twin City Improv Festival in Minneapolis, Adapt Festival in Los Angeles, and will be performing at the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden in September, 2013. Jamie also has performed in the fast paced, witty work of Jenny Rocha and her Painted Ladies at Galapagos Art Space's weekly Floating Kabarette since 2011.
Follow these links to see some of Jamie's work:
The Raving Jaynes: http://amylarimer.org/amylarimer.org/Video.html
Barbara Mahler at Judson Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ5Evr0daZA
Dances for A Variable Population at Jacob's Pillow: https://vimeo.com/69724847
DVP's Dances for Seniors Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEf7arj-ml0