Jake Tribus (he/him) joined Gibney Company as an Artistic Associate in 2020. He is a 2020 graduate of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance under the direction of Jodie Gates. Tribus’ past training includes intensives with Netherlands Dance Theater, Batsheva Gaga Technique, The Juilliard School, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Additionally he has performed repertoire from choreographers William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Jîrí Kylián, Twyla Tharp, Johan Inger, Sharon Eyal, Paul Taylor, Victor Quijada, Aszure Barton, Sonya Tayeh, and Dwight Rhoden. Jake has performed on stages including The Joyce Theatre (with Gibney Company and the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance), The Shed (with A Quiet Evening of Dance by William Forsythe), the Kampnagel International Summer Festival (premiering Where There’s Form by Aszure Barton), and in 2022 the Fire Island Dance Festival (choreography by Akira Uchida and Micaela Taylor). He has also performed in music videos and on stage for artists including Taylor Swift, Lorde, Backstreet Boys, and Janet Jackson, among others. Jake is the recipient of a 2022 Princess Grace Award in Dance. Jake most recently was a lead actor and dancer in “Daytripper,” a film directed and choreographed by James Whiteside in partnership with All Arts (a program of PBS). His Moving Toward Justice Fellowship project with Gibney, Converge2Emerge (“C2E”), aims to magnify emerging choreographic voices in New York City through career mentorship, financial resources, and artistic collaboration. He is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, where he began his training at CC & Company Dance Complex. He also trained at Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, Florida, under the direction of Peter Stark.


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