Rubinald Pronk

The Hague, Netherlands

Drew Jacoby, hailed "guest dance goddess" by Ballet-Dance Magazine, was born in Boise Idaho. She went on to study at School of American Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She began her professional career at age 17 in San Francisco with Lines Ballet, where she was a principal dancer and had numerous original works created on her by award winning choreographer Alonzo King. In 2005 she was invited on Sylvie Guillem's Japan tour, where she performed principal roles alongside dancers from the Royal Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet. She won a 2005 Princess Grace Award and in 2006 was voted Dance Magazine's "It Girl." In 2007, she moved to New York City to begin her freelance career and market herself independently from a ballet company. She has performed works by acclaimed choreographers including George Balanchine, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Lar Lubovitch, Dwight Rhoden, Mia Michaels, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Lauri Stallings, and Lightfoot Leon. In 2008 she co-founded her independent partnership, "Jacoby & Pronk," with former Dutch National Ballet star Rubinald Pronk. The duo was featured on the August 2009 cover of Dance Magazine an have received rave reviews in many leading dance publications. They made a collection of films together with fine art photographer Alvin Booth, entitled "Les Beau est Toujours Bizarre," which premiered at American Dance Festival's 2009 Dance on Camera Film Festival. Jacoby and Pronk have guested with Dutch National Ballet and have performed multiple seasons with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, as well as engaging in their own projects all over the world, including their own week at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.  Drew currently resides in New York City, but travels extensively to perform at galas, festivals, and to appear as a guest artist with several leading companies. In 2010, she founded a media website called DancePulp which features HD video interviews of the world's top dance industry professionals. DancePulp videos are also viewable on

drew jacoby

Boise, Idaho, USA

Rubinald Rofino Pronk was born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands. He received his training at the Royal Conservatory of Dance and joined the Dutch National Ballet at 16, where he danced as a soloist and performed works by several leading choreographers such as William Forsythe, George Balanchine, Martha Graham, Frederic Ashton, and Jacopo Godani, to name a few.  In 2006  he joined Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet in New York City, where he toured extensively and performed works by Dwight Rhoden and Ulysses Dove. His awards include the prestigious Alexandre Radius Prize for the best dancer of Holland and two nominations for the VSCD “Silver Swan” award for best performance of the year. Elsevier Magazine named him “Holland’s sexiest ballet dancer ever.” Jacoby & Pronk performed multiple seasons with with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and have have been guest performers with Dutch National Ballet. The duo has worked with choreographers including Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Lightfoot Leon, Christopher Wheeldon, Emily Molnar, Leo Mujic, Mia Michaels, and Alonzo King since forming their partnership in 2007. 

above photos by Jae Man Joo
below photos by Alvin Booth

Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company
Dutch National Ballet
Quixotic Fusion

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet

Polish National Ballet

Norwegian National Ballet

Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo

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Le Beau est Toujours Bizarre | film by Alvin Booth
MOVE The Film | website

DancePulp | website



Since forming their partnership in 2007, Drew Jacoby and Rubinald Pronk have been working independently of a full-time company, performing at prestigious galas and festivals all over the world to much acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

In 2010, they produced their first full evening show at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival with four guest dancers (including American Ballet Theater principal David Hallberg). The duo is now evolving into a small project-based touring company with a focus on new work. The show will always feature Jacoby and Pronk and will have an alternating group of guest dancers (dependent on availability) of the highest quality and caliber. Presenters will have access to big names in dance without the high cost of bringing in big companies. The show will feature six to eight dancers, and the group will constantly be expanding their repertoire.

Jacoby and Pronk’s ultimate goal is to fuse commercial and concert dance to create an original touring show comprised of innovative concepts mixing dance with visual arts, fashion, music, and technology. They strive to appeal to a broader scope of audience and democratize the art of dance.