Ayo Jackson (dancer)
New York-based multidisciplinary artist Ayo Janeen Jackson (b. 1978) has extensive experience in dance and maintains a body-based visual practice. Originally from North Carolina, Jackson graduated with her BFA in Dance from UNC School of the Arts. A Princess Grace award winner, Jackson established her artistic career with The Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, continuing with the French contemporary ballet company, Ballet Preljocaj. After living in Europe, Jackson returned to NYC performing in Julie Taymor’s Turn Off the Dark (Spiderman on Broadway). Jackson continued to assist Bill T. Jones choreographically, while producing a body of visual artwork, which led to her to participate in several gallery exhibitions. Jackson continues to offer private dance lessons, while creating a dance-inspired book and film. She holds a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2018).