AOMDT Principal Dancer
(Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern)(Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern)
Austin Jarred is a graduate from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, and has been dancing since the age of 3! She received her BFA in Dance Performance and graduated cum laude. Her early studios of training included Dance Sensations in Virginia, Dance Designs (where she met and studied Modern dance for the first time with Lynn Needle), New Jersey School of Ballet, Ballet Academy East, Irine Fokine’s School of Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre. While at Purchase, she danced the Dewdrop and Lead Marzipan roles for 3 years in Purchase Dance Corps’ The Nutcracker, and danced in the Phlegmatic section of Balanchine’s The Four Tempraments. She also danced a solo choreographed by Lane Gifford, the Artistic Director of Lane & Co. in NYC, for her Senior Recital at Purchase, and performed the solo throughout NJ and NYC with Lane & Co. Her Senior Recital composition piece, entitled “Happy Hour” was chosen to be performed at a Dancers Responding to AIDS (DRA) benefit at the Purchase Performing Arts Center. Austin is delighted to be working with Lynn, her long time mentor, Olivia, and the rest of the faculty at Art of Motion!