Marlon Jackson attended the National Dance Hall of Fame induction ceremony to accept an award on behalf of his brother, the late Michael Jackson.
“I’m proud of him for what he accomplished in his life. That he’s being recognized for his ability, his musical ability and dance ability, makes me feel good inside.”
“He would’ve appreciated this,” Marlon said of his brother, saying he was the type of person who never took praise of his talent or his many accolades and accomplishments for granted.
Though Michael Jackson is the 44th inductee into the hall of fame, he is the first dancer to come from the field of rock & roll. All other inductees come from the worlds of ballet or modern dance. Other inductees include dance legends such as Alvin Ailey, Fred Astaire, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Bob Fosse.