Drew Jacoby, hailed "guest dance goddess" by Ballet-Dance Magazine, was born in Boise Idaho. She went on to study at School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career at age 17 in San Francisco with Lines Ballet, where she was a principal dancer and had numerous original works created on her by award winning choreographer Alonzo King. In 2005 she was invited on 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." In 2007, she moved to New York City to begin her freelance career and market herself independently from a ballet company. She has performed works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, Dwight Rhoden, Mia Michaels, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Itzik Gallili, Mauro Bigonzetti and Lightfoot Leon. In 2008 she co-founded her independent partnership, "Jacoby & Pronk," with former Dutch National Ballet star Rubinald Pronk. The duo was featured on the August 2009 cover of Dance Magazine an have received rave reviews in many leading dance publications. They made a collection of films together with fine art photographer Alvin Booth, entitled "Les Beau est Toujours Bizarre," which premiered at American Dance Festival's 2009 Dance on Camera Film Festival. Jacoby and Pronk have guested with Dutch National Ballet and have performed multiple seasons with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, as well as engaging in their own projects all over the world. In 2010, Jacoby and Pronk formed a small touring company which was presented at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Holland Dance Festival, Belgrade Dance Festival, and New Orleans Ballet Association. Drew continues to perform at prestigious international galas and will join Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2012. She also founded a media website called DancePulp.com (also on Hulu.com), featuring video interviews with high profile dance industry professionals she’s encountered during her travels.
FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU SAY “CAPEZIO"
FAVORITE CAPEZIO ITEM
My high neck long sleeve leotard, sophisticated and sleek….I also love the leather ballet slippers.
BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OTHER DANCERS
Be yourself and don’t try to fit a mold. Take risks and try to experience as much as possible. There’s a lot to see and learn!
UNUSUAL FACT/LOVE/HABIT/GOAL/ABILITY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT NOT KNOW
I love house music and would love to learn how to DJ...I also want to collaborate with musicians and other artists of different mediums either on stage during their concerts, or in film, music videos, or shows with higher production value than is normally seen in the ballet and modern dance world.