TitleAssistant Professor of Dance
Jazelynn Goudy (Pronounced Jaz-Lin / Jaz- Uh-Lin / Jaz- LEAN) is a Dancer, Educator, Veteran Artist, and Homie from Milwaukee, WI. A budding interdisciplinary performing artist scholar, Jazelynn focuses on black women and girls’ social and contemporary dance in concerts, the internet, and social spaces. She utilizes interactive media, light, and loop pedal sound to convey black Midwestern social and contemporary dance with a deep relationship to social change. She received her MFA in Dance from The Ohio State University. She also studied at Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute, Germaine Acogny Ecole des Sables school in Senegal, and Ko-Thi West African Dance Company. She has worked with artists such as Marguerite Hemmings, Millicent Johnnie, Chesney Snow, Marianne Harkless Diabate, Andre Zachery/Renegade Performance Group, Norah Zuniga-Shaw and Livable Futures, Sydnie L Mosely and performed with Signature Dance Company and REVAMP Performance Group in Milwaukee, WI. Jazelynn is a Boston Theater Critic Association Elliot Norton Award Winning choreographer for Outstanding Choreography for SpeakEasy Stage rendition of Once On This Island. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College, a Social Media Manager, a new Steering Committee member of the Coalition of Diasporan Scholars Moving, and founder of Embodied (Hip Hop) Scholars Crew, a Guest Artist for SLMDances, and an Artivist at Street Dance Activism.
Master of Fine Arts Dance The Ohio State University
Bachelors of Science Liberal Studies University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Currently her research and artistic practice explores Black (Midwest) Femme social practice in digital, archival, social and concert spaces. She utilizes sound looping, midi, videogrpahy, social media, and Isadora software to gather, create, and build community around care, upliftment, and Black Femme joy.
She received a CUNY Dance Initiative recipient for 2021-2023 at Queensborough College to develop an evening length work entitled Norf Side Chic. Norf Side Chic is a interdisciplinary performing arts piece centering black women and girls’ life cycle on the north side of Milwaukee, WI.
- 2022 – How Marymount Manhattan’s Newest Required Course—Embodied Africanist Aesthetics—Is Swiftly Making an Impact on Its Dance Majors (Dance Magazine)
2022- Book Review: Democracy Moving: Bill T. Jones, Contemporary American Performance, and the Racial Past (New England Theatre Journal (NETJ))
- 2020 – Decolonizing Dance Writing: Who is Writing for? (thINKing Dance)
Embodied Africanist Aesthetics
Black Dance in America