Zach Law Ingram is from Miami, Florida, and graduated from the New World School of the Arts in New York City. During his formative years of dance training, Ingram attended the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, and The Ailey School in New York City to study several dance techniques: Classical Ballet, Horton, Graham-based Modern, Jazz, West African, Dunham, and Hip-Hop. Ingram started his professional career with Alvin Ailey’s Second Company (Ailey II) and later became a founding member of Space T.U. Embrace project. Ingram has received numerous choreographic and artistic awards, including a Gold Medalist Award for the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA) and the U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Throughout Ingram’s professional performative career, he has danced with the following companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Armitage Gone!, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lion King Las Vegas, Lion King on Broadway, and Walt Disney World’s Festival of the Lion King. In addition, he has collaborated with and performed works by Alvin Ailey, Dwight Rhoden, Alonzo King, Martha Graham, Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp, Karole Armitage, Earl Mosley, Troy Powell, and Peter London.
As a dancer, choreographer, and teacher, Ingram strives to innovate the boundaries of traditional dance techniques by merging the strengths and dimensions of Classical Ballet and Contemporary movement. Ingram has set works on Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Lion King Las Vegas, Ballet Noir, Dance Black Dance Theatre ll, and numerous dance studios nationwide. As of 2014, he has toured and performed in Tokyo, Paris, London, Scotland, Freeport, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Milan, and the United States.
Currently, Ingram resides in the Dallas/DFW region. In 2014, Ingram co-founded 6 o’Clock Dance Theatre with Marielle McGregor to produce innovative and unique Contemporary Ballet at elite levels of artistic excellence. 6DT is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization offering part-time work for advanced dance professionals in the Dallas/DFW region. In addition, he is on faculty as part of Southern Methodist University’s collegiate B.F.A. Dance Program, where he teaches Ballet, Modern, and Contemporary dance techniques to collegiate students.
Photography: Cesar Garcia