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Aaron Jackson

AARON JACKSON received his formal training in New York City at the School of American Ballet. He attended a number of summer intensives on full scholarship including Joffrey Ballet School in New York, Pennsylvania Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, and The School of American Ballet. He joined Dance Theater of Harlem in 2000 where his repertory included performances in China at the Shanghai Dance Festival. In 2001 Mr. Jackson joined The Washington Ballet in Washington, DC, where he danced for eight seasons. While a fulltime company member, he began his teaching career at The Washington School of Ballet summer intensive and the Jones/Haywood School of Dance. In 2006 he joined the summer faculty of the Berrend Dance Centre/Olney Ballet Theatre where he is currently a fulltime teacher, choreographer in residence, and rehearsal assistant. His career also includes teaching master classes at the Musical Theater Center in Rockville, Maryland and a choreography project with the Phillips Collection. Mr. Jackson has also established himself as a guest teacher in the U. S. and internationally. Recently he has served as guest teacher and choreographer at City Youth Ballet, in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has an ongoing engagement as guest instructor at The Tanz Akademie in Zurich, Switzerland. This is Mr. Jackson's third year teaching at The Washington School of Ballet. As an alumnus company member of The Washington Ballet, Mr. Jackson is delighted to be affiliated with The Washington School of Ballet.