Jamie is originally from North Carolina where he started his dance training. He knew he was destined to create after starting his Musical Theatre dance training at Western Carolina University, training with Terrance Mann, and working with Asheville Ballet. Jamie continued his education at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where he received his B.A. in Dance Performance and Theatre. He continued his dance career performing at the Concord Community theatre (#Joseph and the Amazing Techni-Colored Dream Coat ), and at Central Piedmont Community College (#Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ). Jamie danced with several companies including Caroline Calouche & Company (Charlotte, NC), Annex Dance Company (Charleston, SC), and worked with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company in New York City. He has taught at Central Academy of Technology and Arts, and was the Dance Director at Camp Ballibay Farm & Arts Camp in Camptown Pennsylvania.
Jamie is the Co-founder and Co-artistic Director of the Drye/Marinaro Dance Company where he travels, performs, and sets work along the east coast. Currently he resides in New York City, and has taught hundreds of dynamic, energetic, and fun dance & group fitness classes in leading Fitness Gyms (#EQUINOX & #CRUNCH GYM ). He continues to work as a choreographer, dance educator, and fitness instructor. His Mission is to always move with passion and purpose and encourage others to join in the #Movement!