Jeffrey is a dancer and artist based in New York City, previous dancer with Graham 2 and certified to teach Graham technique and is currently on faculty at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. He has performed at the American Dance Festival in Martha Graham's iconic "Diversion of Angels," as the Turkey from the "Owl and the Pussycat," at the Graham Holiday Performance, and in "Secular Games" at EFSD. He has relished and excelled in the study of Graham technique but also has a dexterity for improvisation, composition and direction.
Jeffrey is a passionate, dedicated and amiable dancer, always eager to better his environment. He aspires to become a member of a preeminent Company, where he can flourish as a dancer and contribute his many skills to the Company's vision and success.
Jeffrey is multifaceted and craves challenges. Outside of dance he has experience in fashion, costuming, photography, management, and production. He is a detail-oriented task master.
His personal interests include cooking, music, gardening, traveling, yoga, languages, fashion, and holistic health.
Jeffrey grew up in Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he began his journey with dance at the Bainbridge Dance Center. He was proficient in ballet, jazz, and tap, but his true love was always modern dance. He enjoyed summer intensives with Zoe Scofield learning about mixing media and mediums, video, sets, and costuming.
Jeffrey attended his first year of college at Marymount Manhattan in NYC, and then finished his degree in Fashion Design at Instituto Marangoni in Paris, becoming fluent in French. He worked for Parisian designers developing his taste, style, and impeccable attention to detail.
Jeffrey then moved to Oregon where he rediscovered yoga, pilates, ballet, modern dance where a spark was ignited, compelling him back to NYC, and to the Martha Graham dance school and second company. Although Jeffrey had not been dancing for many years, he was delighted to be invited to audition and was awarded a two-year position with Graham 2. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of training and excelling at the iconic studio, and looks forward to many more rewarding opportunities in the field of performing arts.