Starting dance at the late age of 16 and beginning his formal ballet training a year later, Jason Ambrose, of Virginia Beach, VA, began his studies at the Virginia Beach Ballet Academy under the direction of Ana Maria Martinez. He furthered his training at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School where he danced roles in company productions such as Terrance Orr's “The Nutcracker" and Derek Deane's “Alice in Wonderland". He has been accepted into and attended many prestigious year-round and summer programs such a the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the Kirov Academy of Ballet, all on scholarship. He is a graduate of the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program where he was coached by master teacher Edward Ellison. Jason premiered a new work at the 2nd Annual Dance Against Cancer Benefit Gala where he was personally invited to perform in by gala’s director and New York City Ballet principal, Daniel Ulbricht. As an instructor, he has been a guest faculty member and choreographer for the Manhattan Youth Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, Ellison Ballet, Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory, NY, Charlottesville Ballet, Booker T. Washington High School For The Performing Arts and Dupree Dance Convention. His work was featured in the 2013 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition closing gala and has been invited to be performed in the Youth America Grand Prix closing gala at Lincoln Center. He is recognized as "a rapidly rising choreographic talent". Most recently Jason was personally invited by St. Petersburg Conservatory dean and former mariinsky (Kirov Ballet) director, Oleg Vinogradov, to travel to St. Petersburgh Russia to stage a work for the 1st Annual Youth Ballet Festival and to be mentored by Mr. Vinogradov, a world renowned ballet legend. Jason resides in Frisco, TX, where he dedicates himself to his work as ballet director for Next Step Dance Performing Arts Center.