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In Memoriam: Jacques d’Amboise

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Jacques D’Amboise with NDI students
Who’s Dancin Now?

GREAT PERFORMANCES mourns the passing of Jacques d’Amboise, the beloved dancer, choreographer, actor and educator who founded the National Dance Institute (NDI) in 1976 with the goal of making dance accessible to children of all backgrounds.  His stage and film career as well as the creation of NDI was first chronicled in the 1983 Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning film “He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin’.”  In 1999, a follow-up film titled “Who’s Dancin’ Now?” aired on PBS and picked up the stories of the children featured in the original film to further document the positive impact of dance and the arts on their adult lives and careers.