Anthony "Ay-Jaye" Nelson, Jr.

Academy Modern

Anthony “Ay-Jaye” Nelson Jr is a Durham native performer, choreographer, and instructor. With Hillside High School being his first dance home, he has thus branched out broadening his movement vocabulary and technique with a particular focus on modern movement, ballet, release technique, hip-hop, and jazz influenced styles.

He has been featured in various Dance Theatre performances and has performed works for Chris Grant, renowned choreographer for Beyoncé, Leah Wilks of VECTOR, ShaLeigh Dance Works (SDW), and continues to perform around the Triangle with various independent dance organizations such as The Triangle Dance Project, Tobacco Road Dance Productions, DIDA and more. Anthony is currently a primary dancer of ShaLeigh Dance Works (SDW) under the direction of ShaLeigh Fairbanks.

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