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Abdiel Jacobsen

Alumni Dancer of Buglisi Dance Theatre

ABDIEL JACOBSEN, a native of Côte d'Ivoire, has danced with BDT in the Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Table of Silence Project 9/11 at Lincoln Center, in BDT seasons at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, and most recently in the trio UNUM by Virginie Mécène. As a Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company he has performed many lead roles in Graham’s iconic repertory, including Errand into the Maze with prima ballerina Diana Vishneva. As well, he performs works by Nacho Duato, Robert Wilson, Lar Lubovitch, SonyaTayeh, Luca Veggetti, Andonis Foniadakis, Michelle Dorrance, Larry Keigwin, Doug Varone, Richard Move, and Sidi Larson Cherkaoui. Mr. Jacobsen received a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts. He is also a Professional Competitive Ballroom and Latin Dance Champion and instructor. As well, Jacobsen is a Fulbright Specialist of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning.

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