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Jacquelle Blythe

Jacquelle Blythe is a rhythmic, Jamaican-American dancer who has been interested in the arts since youth during her upbringing in Atlanta, GA. She attended DeKalb School of the Arts, a performing arts magnet high school, where she began her serious dance training at the age of 12.  In 2005, Phusion Performing Arts Alliance furthered her training in ballet, modern, jazz, pointe, and tap. Jacquelle was an original member of Harambee Dance Company and became the first recipient of the Phusion Phoenix Scholarship.  In 2007, she enrolled at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, pursuing a dual major in dance and kinesiology. During her undergraduate years, Jacquelle worked with choreographers Linda Miller, Ting-Yu Chen, Allan Arnett, Elijah Alhadji Gibson, and Maurice Fraga. As a member of dance fraternity, Sigma Rho Delta, she participated in residency works by guest artists, Adriane Fang, and Josh Bergasse. She also participated in The Doniphan Project under founder, Roxie Doniphan Thomas, in Tupelo, MS. May 2011 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance. Upon returning to Atlanta, from 2011 to 2015, Jacquelle danced with Zoetic Dance Ensemble under the direction of Melanie Lynch-Blanchard and Mallory Baxley. She is proud to have performed with Zoetic at the RAW Atlanta, Armstrong Atlantic State University, University of Georgia, Going Dutch Festival in Chicago, and much more. Jacquelle also has had the privilege of dancing for T. Lang Dance, during the company’s 12/13 season, performing the premiere of the full evening-length work "Mother/Mutha" in Atlanta in addition to works featured at Middle Tennessee State University and the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Currently, Jacquelle works in Arts Administration at Atlanta Ballet and, after a long hiatus, is in her second season with T. Lang Dance, recently performing in the “Basquiat Bash” at the High Museum of Atlanta. She is very excited to be working with such amazing choreographers in the Atlanta area, especially the emerging Kamali Hill. Glad to be a  part of such a loving dance community, Jacquelle thanks everyone who is helping throughout this journey.

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