Position: Broadway Performer; former Principal Dancer, Philadelphia Dance Company
Years active at YAGP: 2017 – Present
Jay Staten began his training at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C., and continued his dance education at The Rock School for Dance Education, The Washington School of Ballet and the Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Mr. Staten has danced with Philadanco and Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theatre, also appearing on NBC TV series Smash, Apollo Club Harlem and the Italian TV series, Amici. He has toured internationally with the musical Virtuosity and served as the Dance Captain for Broadway workshop of Super Fly, the musical.