Mar. 18, 2016 08:23AM EST
Roberts in Garth Fagan's From Before. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy of AAADT
When Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts was in high school, he learned to pick up choreography quickly from his teacher Angel Fraser-Logan at the Dance Empire of Miami.
<p><em>“Being in class with her made me a really observant dancer. She had a definitive style. Everything was extremely dynamic and expressive. Her class had a sink-or-swim feeling. She would throw these things out, and you just had to take it all in within a short amount of time: musicality, the actual step and the integrity of whatever it was she was teaching."</em></p>
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