Abdiel Jacobsen

Abdiel Jacobsen is a performer, choreographer and master instructor. Born in Côte d’Ivoire, he is a Fulbright Specialist of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning. He was a former Principal Dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company for seven years and has performed many lead roles in Graham’s iconic repertory, including “Errand into the Maze” partnering prima ballerina Diana Vishneva. He has performed original works by Nacho Duato, Robert Wilson, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sonya Tayeh, Luca Veggetti, Andonis Foniadakis, Michelle Dorrance, Larry Keigwin, Doug Varone, and Richard Move. He received a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts, and he is also a professional competitive ballroom and Latin dance champion.