Drew Jacoby

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Drew Jacoby was born in Boise, Idaho in 1984. She went on to study at School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career in 2002 with Lines Ballet in San Francisco, where she was a principal dancer and had nume-rous original works created on her by award winning choreographer Alonzo King. In 2005 she was invited on Sylvie Guillem’s Japan tour, where she performed principal roles alongsi-de dancers from the Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet. She won a 2005 Princess Grace Award and in 2006 was voted Dance Magazine’s “It Girl.” She has performed works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, Dwight Rho-den, Mia Michaels, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Itzik Galili, Andrea Miller, Mauro Bigonzetti and Lightfoot Leon. In 2008 she co-founded her independent partnership, “Jacoby & Pronk,” with former Dutch National Ballet dancer Rubinald Pronk. The duo was featured on the August 2009 cover of Dance Magazine. They made a collection of films together with fine art photographer Alvin Booth, entitled “Le Beau est Toujours Bizarre,” which premiered at American Dance Festi-val’s 2009 Dance on Camera Film Festival. Jacoby and Pronk have guested with Dutch Na-tional Ballet and have performed multiple seasons with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, as well as engaging in their own projects all over the world. In 2010, Jacoby and Pronk for-med a small touring company which was presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Belgrade Dance Festival, and New Orleans Ballet Association. Drew continues to perform at prestigious international galas and joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2012. She also founded a media website in 2010 called DancePulp.com (also on Hulu.com in the U.S.), featuring video interviews with high profile dance industry professionals she’s encountered during her travels.