A street in New York City has been named in commemoration of the life and achievements of Jacques d’Amboise, legendary ballet dancer and founder of the arts education organization National Dance Institute. The northwest corner of West 64th Street and Columbus Avenue in front of New York’s Lincoln Center now displays the name Jacques d’Amboise Place.
The ceremony took place adjacent to New York City Ballet which d’Amboise called home for 35 years. He passed away one year ago, leaving a legacy of giving children everywhere access to the joy and transformative power of the arts through NDI, the organization he founded 46 years ago.
“Jacques d’Amboise leaves behind a wonderful legacy that inspires artists to continue Manhattan’s prominence as a global center of music, dance, theater, and the visual arts,” said Council Member Gale A. Brewer. “Jacques’ legacy – and this street co-naming – inspires us all to continue to work together to ensure that every child in this city can access quality arts programming.”