Photo by: Jeff-Cravotta 

Jamie Dee

Hometown: Orange, CA
Dancing Since: Age 9
Seasons with North Carolina Dance Theatre: 5
Never misses an episode of: How I Met Your Mother & Modern Family
Most prized possession: Her Prius “The Empress”
Favorite movie: Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Favorite music: Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon
Advice for aspiring dancers: “Do not waste time and energy judging yourself while you dance. Enjoy every opportunity that comes your way…whether big or small. Celebrate the fact that you are a part of creating art and beauty in this world.”

Jamie, a California native, received her training at Orange County Regional Ballet. After receiving the California Alliance for Arts Education’s 2000 Emerging Young Artist Award, she joined the American Repertory Ballet in New Jersey where she spent two seasons. Jamie accompanied Nai Ni Chen Dance Company on their 2002 China Tour and has been a guest artist with L.A. Chamber Dance. She danced for seven years with Ballet Met Columbus where she received the 2008 Violetta Boft Award. Some of her favorite roles include Juliet in David Nixon’s Romeo and Juliet, Odette in Nixon’s Swan Lake and Daisy in Jimmy Orrante’s world premiere of The Great Gatsby. She has had the pleasure of dancing works by such choreographers as George Balanchine, Dwight Rhoden, Twyla Tharp and Stanton Welch.