Gentry Isaiah George
Gentry Isaiah George was born in Miami, Florida and studied dance with Linda Agyapong at the Community Book and Dance Academy, with Sylvia Padron at the Charles R. Drew Middle School, and with Vladimir Issaev at Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. A graduate of New World School of the Arts High School, he also studied on scholarship at The Miami Conservatory’s Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and The Ailey School. Mr. George than went on to graduate from The Juilliard School and to dance professionally with two of the nation’s leading dance companies, the Ailey II Company and the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem Company under the direction of Virginia Johnson/ Mr. George performed works by choreographers Alvin Ailey, , Robert Battle, Martha Graham, Ulysses Dove, Judith Jamison, Nacho Duato, Robert Garland,Uri Sands, and others. Mr. George has also been a guest performer in works by Peter London (Peter London Global Dance Company), Bessie Award winning choreographer Christopher Williams (Christopher Williams Dance), and others and with New Jersey-based Lustig Dance Theater and with New York City-based choreographer Malcolm Low’s company, Formal Structure. He was featured in the New York Post in 2012 as “one of three men to watch in Ballet” and was also a recipient of a Level1 ARTS Award, given by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts/National YoungArts Foundation. He has been featured in HBO’s “Masterclass” which also stars former New York City Ballet Principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise and appeared in the feature film “Life of an Actress,” choreographed by Rumi Oyama. In 2013 he founded his company, ZEST Collective, and has created works for that company as well as a result of commissions from Peter London Global Dance Company, The Juilliard School, Higher Ground Festival (NYC), Randolph College (Lynchburg, VA), and others.