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Abdiel Jacobsen Resume


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Abdiel Jacobsen Resume

  1. 1. RESUME Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen 2240 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Apt. 4N New York, NY 10027 917-565-3256 Height: 6’1”; Hair: Black; Weight: 170; Eyes: Brown PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Soloist: Martha Graham Dance Company - NY, NY – Artistic Director: Janet Eliber September 2011– Current Guest Artist: Cecilia Marta Dance Company – NY, NY – Artistic Director: Cecilia Marta 2013-current Dancer: Martha Graham II Dance Company – NY, NY – Director: Virginie Mecene January 2011 – September 2011 Dancer: Smoke, Likes, and Jade Arts Initiative – Philadelphia, PA – Artistic Director, Zane Booker 2008-2010 PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE Dance Stage Experience Highlights -- With Martha Graham Dance Company Choreographer: Title: Role: Martha Graham “Diversion of Angels” Couple in White (principal) Martha Graham “Errand into the Maze” Minotaur (principal) Martha Graham “Appalachian Spring” The Husbandman (principal) Martha Graham “Acts of Light” Lead Couple (principal) Martha Graham “Clytemnestra” Orestes (soloist) Martha Graham “Night Journey” Tiresias, The Blind Seer (soloist) Martha Graham “Rite of Spring” Chorus
  2. 2. Martha Graham “Maple Leaf Rag” Chorus Nacho Duato “Depak Ine” Featured role Nacho Duato “Rust” Featured role Robert Wilson “Snow on the Mesa” Chorus Sonya Tayeh “Lamentation Variation” Chorus Luca Veggetti “The Tempest Songbook” Caliband (featured role) Andonis Foniadakis “Echo” Narcissus (principal) Richard Move “Achilles Heels” Patroclus (soloist) Michelle Dorrance “Lamentation Variation” Chorus Larry Keigwin “Lamentation Variation” Chorus Doug Varone “Lamentation Variation” Chorus Bulareyaung Pagarlava “Lamentation Variation” Chorus -- With Martha Graham II Dance Company Pascal Rioult “Harvest” Young Lovers (principal) -- With University of the Arts, Philadelphia Louis Johnson “Forces of Rhythm” Griot and Gang Boy (soloist) Zane Booker “Images Around a Wall Principal Roni Koresh “Sense of a Human” Chorus Christine Cox “Dancing Cheek to Cheek” Chorus Andre & Elena Ustinov “The Nutcracker” Snow King & Cavalier(principal) Dance Concerts “Diana Vishneva: Dialogues” – Guest Artist Presented/Directed by: Marinsky Theater-Diana Vishneva Foundation Venues: Magaron: Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece New York City Center, New York, NY “Side A & Side B…Darkshine” - Guest Artist Presented/Directed by: Cecilia Marta Venue: LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, NY Dance Commercial/Film GNC National Campaign: “Respect Yourself” Creative Director: Peter Arnell Role: Featured Principal Performer “Fall to Rise” Written and Directed by: Joyce Bartok
  3. 3. Vinyl Foote Productions LLC Supporting Role: Martin Choreography Graham II: Winter Dance Concert 2011; Manhattan Movement & Arts Theater; New York, NY “Exordium to Freedom” Rachel Klein Productions: June, 2012- Dixon Place (Off-Broadway Theater) New York, NY *World Premiere Dance Event “Symphony of Shadows” University of the Arts: Winter & Music Dance Concert, 2010 Merriam Theater; Philadelphia, PA “Dip It” Student Dance Concert, 2008-2010 Drake Dance Theater; Philadelphia, PA “Tango Brutale” “Move” “Exordium to Freedom” Ballroom & Latin Dance Competitions: Choreography performed in various regional and national competitions TEACHING *Professional Ballroom & Latin Dance Instructor Certification via Arthur Murray Dance International & World Professional Dance Teachers Association *Martha Graham Dance Technique Certification via Martha Graham Teacher Training Program **Have over 30 regular students to whom I teach private lessons independently, under my own name Venues: Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio: 2006-2007 Silver Spring, MD; 2007-2008, Narberth, PA Stardust Ballroom: 2009-2010, Bellmawr, NJ Martha Graham Dance Center for Contemporary Dance: 2011, New York, NY Dance Workshop: 2012, Lynbrook, NY Broadway Dance Center: 2014, New York, NY LaPierre Ballroom Dance Studio: 2014, Glassboro, NJ
  4. 4. EDUCATION AND TRAINING University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA: BFA Modern Dance 2010 (Ballet, Graham, Horton, Taylor, Limon, Jazz) Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance: Teacher Training Certification Program Teachers: Linda Hodes, Peggy Lyman, Denise Vale, Virginie Mecene Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Studio: Ballroom Dance Coaches: Melanie LaPatin, Gene La Pierre, Nancy Brown, Ilya Reyzin Ballet X, Philadelphia, PA – Summer Internship: Artistic Director: Christine Cox African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, Washington, DC: Teacher: Melvin Deal