Magazine article Dance Magazine

New Role

Magazine article Dance Magazine

New Role

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After five years of pouring all her energies into Jacoby & Pronk, Drew Jacoby has decided to leave her artistic partnership with Rubinald Pronk to join Nederlands Dans Theater. (Pronk will continue his freelance career.)

For the fiercely independent dancer, it was time for a change. "It was exciting and fulfilling, but so exhausting that I was getting old," she says, laughing. Working with choreographers Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, now also the director of NDT (see "Quick Q&A," March), on Softly As I Leave You when she was a member of Morphoses was "one of the best experiences of my career. Their work is gut-wrenching to watch because it's so beautiful."

At that time, the choreographers asked her if she'd ever consider joining NDT. "I was flattered and jarred because I never have had an opportunity fall in my lap." However, when it came time for contracts, Jacoby did not receive one from then-director Jim Vincent. …

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