On her "audition" for LADP
: Jacobson knew she wanted to dance for Millepied's company, and during her senior year, she asked him to choreograph a solo on her.
But there is some hope ahead -- LADP
says the Paradise Street development is offering constant consultation on access.
, she has carved out a unique, multifaceted artistic life that ranges from costume design to repetiteur work.
The building will be more than a home for LADP
. "The problem with the performing arts in L.A.
She also became the associate artistic director of Los Angeles Dance Project at the invitation of Benjamin Millepied, who tasked her with helping to execute his artistic vision at LADP
while he was also director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet.
"Dancers often approach Graham work dutifully, striving to get it 'right.' But the LADP
dancers tackled these historical duets fearlessly.
is not officially affiliated with the school, company ballet master Charlie Hodges teaches many of its contemporary dance classes.
The idea behind LADP
was to create a home for the American modern dance repertory, but Paris is bringing me back to my career as a dancer.
(He assured her that he was committed to LADP
's longevity by convening a top-notch artistic and administrative team.) Yet today, she reports that the leap of faith has paid off.
Founded by Benjamin Millepied in 2012, LADP
is touted as a nurturing environment for contemporary artistry with a classical underpinning.
Millepied has said he will continue to direct the company, curating repertory from Paris, while LADP
remains headquartered in Los Angeles, close to key partners like its new performance home, the Ace Hotel.