Drew Jacoby (Royal Ballet of Flanders) in Tué to music by Barbara, choreography by Marco Goecke. Benois de la Danse 2018, World Ballet Stars and Nominees to the Prize concert, shot on 5.6.2018 in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Drew Jacoby was born in Boise, Idaho (USA) in 1984. She went on to study at the School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career in 2002 with Lines Ballet in San Francisco, where she was a principal dancer. In 2005 she was invited to join Sylvie Guillem’s Japan tour, where she performed principal roles alongside dancers from the Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet. She won a 2005 Princess Grace Award and in 2006 was voted Dance Magazine’s “It Girl”. Drew Jacoby danced with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 from 2012 to 2015 and joined Royal Ballet of Flanders as a principal dancer in 2015, where she had one of her career highlights dancing the central figure in Maurice Béjart’s legendary Boléro. She continues to produce and perform at prestigious international galas and founded a media website in 2009 called DancePulp.com, featuring video interviews with high profile dance industry professionals she’s encountered during her travels. In 2016, she collaborated on a video with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and musical/visual artist Woodkid in Paris.
Photos by Jack Devant Ballet Photography with kind permission of the Benois de la Danse and Bolshoi Theatre, special thanks to Nina Kudriavtseva-Loory.