Ayo Jackson


" I have a right to show my colors, darling! I am beautiful and I know I'm beautiful!"

-Crystal Labeija

Ayo Janeen Jackson received her BFA at North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a former member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Ballet Preljocaj, and the original cast of Spider-Man on Broadway.  Jackson received an award and grant from the Princess Grace Foundation. She has worked with Julie Taymor on the film "Across the Universe" and “Grendel”, an opera. Jackson served as the associate choreographer for the workshop of Superfly, a musical, the Presidential Scholars Program at the Kennedy Center, and the YoungArts gala, all directed by Bill T. Jones. Jackson appeared in the film Black Nativity, the opera Anna Nicole, Boardwalk Empire, and The Knick.