JACQUELINE DUMAS ALBERT (Associate Artistic Director) joined Carolyn Dorfman Dance in 2002 as a company member and became the Associate Artistic director in 2010. She has performed, created, and helped restage over 25 works by Carolyn Dorfman and guest artists Peter Chu, Doug Elkins, Noel MacDuffie, and Aiden Treays. As a lead teaching artist of Dorfman Technique and reconstructor of Carolyn’s works, she has led education residencies for and has staged works on professional dance companies, professional training programs, universities, colleges, secondary conservatory programs, and k-12 students, regionally and nationally. During her career, she has performed in theaters across 4 continents, working with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Sidra Bell Dance NY, nathantrice/RITUALS, and Tokyo Disneyland.
Jacquie hails from Indialantic, Florida, where she began her training with Cheryl Dodd and Josephine Hughes at age 12. She attended Point Park University on full scholarship; and in 3 years time was awarded Sophomore of the Year, Senior of the Year, and graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Dance with a Jazz concentration. She attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship, training with and performing works by Nathan Trice, Donald McKayle, Geri Houlihan and Mark Haim. Additionally, she performed in ADF’s International Choreographers Concert for Li Han Zhong and Ma Bo of the Beijing Modern Dance Company. Jacquie lives in Merritt Island, FL with her awesome husband, Matt, their science and music loving son, Brooks, and monster truck and baseball loving son, Heyes.