Alumnus Jasmine Ward’s Performance On The Ellen Show.

Jasmine Ward was a student at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet for a decade. Receiving training at the school and participating in annual productions of the Nutcracker. We are proud to highlight all her successes. Read more to see what she’s up to now!

Training Background

I grew up training at the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet while also attending New World School of the Arts and performing in the annual Nutcrackers. I then graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis and attended various summer intensives, including ABT New York, Joffrey Chicago, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

Recent Projects

Since moving to New York two years ago, I’ve danced with the New York Theatre Ballet, Brooklyn Ballet and Ballet Next. I’ve also played Pecola Breedlove in the Arden Theatre’s Company’s production of “Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye”. I audition often and take dance, voice and acting classes.

How she was selected for Future’s music video

I was recommended for the Future music video as a result of the people I’ve met while auditioning. All we knew was that the music video was for a major hip hop artist. It wasn’t until we were on location that it was revealed it was for Future.

Experience on The Ellen Show

The Ellen Show was unexpected. I received a call just one day before flying to LA, and after arriving, the other dancer and I had little time to prepare as we were going to shoot the following day. However, the performance was based on the music video, so we had an idea of what to expect and fortunately, we both kept our costumes. The day of, we had a very short rehearsal, then the cameras started rolling. It all went by very fast, but I enjoy every second of it!


Jasmine is currently working on more projects that we look forward to sharing soon!

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