Jeff Wadlington was a dancer for the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City from 1985 until his death.
Jeff was a dancer with a sunny, boyish charm that was captured in the "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy" solo Paul Taylor created for him in "Company B." He trained in dance with Richard Kuch and Richard Gain at the North Carolina School of the Arts and danced in New York in the mid-1980's with the companies of May O'Donnell and Joyce Trisler.
Jeff was the first scholarship student at Paul Taylor's school and the first student to graduate into the company. He performed with Paul Taylor from 1985 to 1993. The other roles created for him included Himself, as He Reflects , in "Speaking in Tongues." Mr. Wadlington's choreography was performed at the Marymount Theater in New York City and Railyard Performance Space in Santa Fe, N.M.
Jeff Wadlington died at his home in Galisteo, N.M. He was 29. The cause was AIDS-related complications, said Nelson Bloncourt, his companion.