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Summary

Jamy is a performer who excels in the contemporary dance arena connecting with the audience with his relaxed energy and understated sense of humor. He has enjoyed 16 years performing around the globe with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Nederlands Dans Theater. During the past 2 years he has been excited to re-enter the world of musical theater. As a teacher of ballet and contemporary/modern dance styles his teaching focuses on clean, strong technique so that the dancer can be free to develop a sincere performance quality in their work. He encourages the dancers to embrace the fact that they are artists and are meant to communicate, express and move the viewer on an emotional level.

Experience

Jan 2016May 2016

Jazz II Instructor

Columbia College 

Teaching a 3 credit hour course of Jazz II at Columbia College Dance Center in Chicago. Spring semester 2016.

Oct 2015Dec 2015

"The Merry Widow" - Dancer

Lyric Opera Chicago

Directed by Susan Stroman.

Aug 2015Aug 2015

Teacher and Choroegrapher

San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet

During  two week residency I taught contemporary dance technique to beginner and advanced level students of the academy. Also choreographed a contemporary work for the company.

Jun 2015Jul 2015

Teacher and Choreographer

Interlochen Arts School

Taught and choreographed contemporary dance to students of beginner to advanced experience during a three week summer intensive.

Aug 2014Present

The Nexus Project

The Cambrians

Developed a two person show using source material from nine choreographers. These choreographers created duets on Jamy Meek and partner and they remixed the material into an evening of autobiographical theater and dance.  See www.thecambrians.com

Jan 2015Jan 2015

Staging

George Mason University

Set ballet "Lickety-Split" by Alejandro Cerrudo of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on an auditioned ensemble of dancers at George Mason University Dance Department.

May 2014Aug 2014

"Brigadoon" - Ensemble

The Goodman Theatre-Chicago

A reinvention of the original musical. Directed by Rachel Rockwell.

May 2014Jun 2014

Choreographer

Visceral Dance Company - "Solus"

Choreographed "nāraṅga tumpati", a solo for "Solus" an evening of solos works.

Apr 2013Apr 2013

Staging

Point Park University

Staged and rehearsed two casts of "Lickety-Split" ballet from Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Successfully mentored dancers into a professional level of character expression within the choreography.

Aug 2009Jul 2012

NDT 1 Dancer

Nederlands Dans Theater

Performed repertoire in countries around the world. Worked in studio with many of the top contemporary choreographers of today.

Jun 1996Jul 2009

Main Company Dancer

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performed repertoire from many of the leading contemporary choreographers from the US and Europe in front of audiences around the world.

Education

Jan 1992Jan 1996

BFA

Oklahoma City University

Major in dance performance. Member of the American Spirit Dance Company. Performed in musicals and dance concerts throughout the years. Toured to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to perform as member of company.

Sep 1990Jul 1992

Scholarship Performer Ballet Lubbock

Ballet Lubbock

Member of pre-professional civic ballet company in Lubbock, Texas. Performed The Nutcracker  as the Nutcracker, Spanish, and Russian and performed various classic roles as part of training in repertory performances. Director / Ballet Master: Victor Moreno formerly of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Also had opportunity to work with Natalia Krossovska in repertory rehearsal.

Sep 1989Jun 1991

The Willis Ballet - Lubbock Texas

The Willis Ballet

Student and member with the pre-professional ballet company and acadamy in the Vaganova technique. Director and Ballet Mistress Peggy Willis Aarnio is in the direct pedagogical lineage with Agrippina Vaganova.

19911991

Summer Intensive

Joffrey Ballet

Attended on scholarship to Joffrey Summer program in NYC

Jul 1990Nov 1990

Exchange Student in French language

Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Bruxelles, Belgium

Studied classical ballet and modern dance as a high school senior in their liberal arts program. Returned to the U.S. after four months to continue training due to a teachers strike and dance classes were very infrequent.