Jamie Rae Walker began dancing at age 3 in her hometown of Levittown, PA. As a young dancer she performed with American Repertory Ballet while extensively studying ballet and Graham techniques. She continued her training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and during that time was awarded a scholarship by Violette Verdy. Upon graduating high school, Ms. Walker was invited by Edward Vilella to join Miami City Ballet where she performed principal and soloist roles in Balanchine and Taylor dances from 1994-2000. In 2001, she became part of the original cast of Twyla Tharp’s Broadway Show, Movin’ Out, while simultaneously studying on full scholarship at the Taylor School. Ms. Walker joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in September of 2003 and took her final bow at Lincoln Center in November of 2019. She danced in the 2018 feature film the Chaperone, choreographed by John Carrafa and has recently launched her own interior design business J-shui Decor. Ms. Walker’s passion is to bring the joy and beauty of dance and design to her communities.