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Faculty

Jason Ambrose

Faculty

Jason Ambrose

Biography

Jason Ambrose, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, started dancing at the late age of 16. He began formal ballet training a year later at the Virginia Beach Ballet Academy under the direction of Ana Maria Martinez and received further training at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School. He is an alumnus of the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program where he was coached and mentored by master teacher and former SF Ballet soloist Edward Ellison. Jason was personally invited by St. Petersburg Conservatory Dean Oleg Vinogradov as the first African American to enroll in their Ballet Masters and Choreographers Degree Program and to dance with the Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire.

Jason has been recognized as “a rapidly rising choreographic talent.” His work has been featured in numerous galas and ballet competitions. He has choreographed for and coached many top three winners in the Youth American Grand Prix contemporary and classical solo categories and was also a coach to the 2020 Prix de Lausanne second prize winner. Jason received the 2020 World Ballet Art Competition Grand Prix Outstanding Teacher Award.

As an instructor he has been a guest faculty member and choreographer for the Manhattan Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Ellison Ballet, Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory, Charlottesville Ballet, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, Dancers Give Back Dallas, the University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp, Canadian Dance Company, and several dance conventions. Jason was formerly Resident Choreographer at Ellison Ballet New York, NY and Ballet Master at Elite Classical Coaching in Frisco, TX. He is also a faculty member at Adrenaline Dance Convention and Artist in Residence at Elite Classical Coaching.