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SC Arts Commission 2017 Dance Choreography Fellow

Jonathan Tabbert

Jonathan TabbertJonathan Tabbert began his dance training at the Dayton Ballet School and The Harid Conservatory and received additional training at the School of the Hartford Ballet, Houston Ballet Academy and American Ballet Theatre. He had an illustrious performance career as a principal dancer with the Charleston Ballet Theatre, as well as being a guest artist for the North Carolina State Ballet and the Greenville Ballet. After 12 years as a staff member of the Charleston Ballet School, he became the director of the Palmetto City Youth Ballet. He was also a company teacher for the Charleston Ballet Theatre, with his choreography being a staple in the repertoire, and he received a performance grant from the Harkness Foundation for his ballet Jubilee. Other credits include guest teacher and/or choreographer for the Gem City Ballet, Victoria Ballet Theatre, Burklyn Ballet Theatre and The Charleston County School of the Arts. Tabbert is co-founder/director and resident choreographer of Ballet Evolution and its school, Charleston Dance Institute.