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About The Company

SUMAYA JACKSON, a native New Yorker, began her training at age six with The Ailey School. Upon graduating from The Dwight School, Sumaya continued her training at The Juilliard School where she has performed works by Robert Battle, Janis Brenner, Eliot Feld, Susan Marshall, Ohad Naharin, Anthony Tudor, and Doug Varone. She received her BFA in May 2008 from Juilliard, and has since danced with Kyle Abraham and Errol Grimes. Sumaya has been with Janis Brenner & Dancers since 2008 and has assisted in re-staging works in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, and throughout the US, most recently at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Photo by Bill Hebert

Photo by Tom Caravaglia

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