Jamie Brokan is originally from Chicago, IL and was fortunate to have spent her formative years training under the direction of Artistic Director Lizzie Mackenzie with Extensions Dance Company. She went on to study at the Fordham University/Ailey School where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in dance and a minor in Business Administration. Jaime worked as a season apprentice with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and was privileged to perform in their winter production under the direction of Igal Perry. She then went on to perform for Royal Caribbean International as a dancer/aerialist onboard two of their ships. While at The Ailey School Jaime had the pleasure of working with prestigious choreographers such as Hope Boykin, Jennifer Archibald, Thang Dao, Jessica Lange, Robyn Mineko Williams, Rena Butler, and many others. Jaime has spent her summers attending programs including the Movement Invention Project under the direction of Alexandra Wells and Sidra Bell, the River North Summer Apprenticeship and intensive, and the Hubbard Street intensive. This is Jaime’s first season with Chicago Repertory Ballet, and she is thrilled to begin working with the company!