Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. Capitol Ballet Company.
Get to Know Tammy
Tammy Hurt, a native Washingtonian, started her dance training at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet and later became a member of the Capitol Ballet Company under the direction of Doris Jones and Claire Haywood. After an extensive dance career with some of the greatest choreographers of the times such as Louis Johnson, Kevin Jeff, George Faison, Hinton Battle, and Mike Malone, to name a few, Ms. Hurt decided to devote her life to teaching. She spent ten years as the Director of the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet. There she directed and choreographed The Nut-Kracker and Black Heritage for youth dancers. Ms. Hurt has taught ballet at Howard University and choreographed for the Duke Ellington School.