Jamar Roberts and Rachael McLaren of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform an excerpt from Ulysses Dove’s Bad Blood on Fox TV’s So You Think You Can Dance on July 15.
Roberts graduated from the New World School of the Arts and trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and The Ailey School. He was a member of Ailey II before joining the main company in 2002.
McLaren began her formal dance training at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. Like Roberts, she studied at The Ailey School before joining Ailey II. McLaren joined the main company in 2008.
Bad Blood, which Dove created for Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal in 1984, is set to three recordings by Laurie Anderson.