White House Dance Tribute to Judith Jamison

The afternoon began with workshops for young students.

By Hatty Lee Sep 08, 2010

Tuesday marked the inaugural performance of the White House Dance Series. Hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, the event was a tribute to legendary dancer Judith Jamison, the artistic director for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Jamison, who’s 67, will step down from the company in 2011 after leading it for nearly two decades.

The event was directed by former New York City ballet star Damian Woetzel and began with an afternoon filled with workshops for dance students from across the country. 

Watch the full performance honoring Judith Jamison at the White House.