Jeffrey Hankinson

A South Carolina native, Jeffrey is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Jeffrey has studied at the School of American Ballet, the Dance Theater of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Koln Dance Acadamie in Germany.

Jeffrey was a principal dancer with the Desmoines Ballet and soloist with the Ballet D’Anlego. He danced with the Alvin Ailey Repetory Ensemble directed by Sylvia Waters, the Elisa Monte Dance Company, the Joyce Triscler Dance Company, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and has toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Jeffrey also taught ballet at the Alvin American Dance Center under the direction of Denise Jefferson.

Broadway credits: “The Kind And I” (Starring Lou Diamond Phillips), “Little Me” (Starring Martin Short), “Ragtime”, “Jerome Robbins Broadway” (Starring Tony Roberts), “Damn Yankees” (Starring Jerry Lewis), “Follies” and Susan Stroman’s “A Christmas Carol”.

Jeffrey has appeared in film and television and wrote his first short film “Obedience”, which made its world premiere at the New York International Independent Film Festival in September 2002 and had been screened at 6 major festivals around the world.

Jeffrey currently resides in Minneapolis, MN and is ballet master for the St. Paul Ballet. Company teacher for the James Sewell Ballet, Tu Dance and former faculty member of St. Paul Conservatory for the Arts. Jeffrey is also an abstract painter with works in many private collections around the country.