Jasmine Hearn

Undergraduate Discipline

Dance

Graduate Program

MFA Dance Program

An interdisciplinary artist, director, choreographer, organizer, teaching artist, and a 2017 “Bessie” award-winning performer with Skeleton Architecture—born and raised on occupied lands now known as Houston, Texas—Hearn has, over the past decade, developed and shared solo and ensemble dance theatre performances rooted in the facilitation of creative spaces for remembering, feeling, and imagining. They have creatively collaborated with multidisciplinary artists Solange Knowles, Alisha B. Wormsley, Vanessa German, Ayanah Moor, Holly Bass, Kendra Portier, Kate Watson Wallace, and Li Harris, which produced solo and collective embodied performances at the Guggenheim Museum, The Getty Center, Venice Biennale 2019, the Ford Foundation, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, BAAD!, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and other internationally acclaimed art spaces. They have also had the pleasure to perform premiere and repertory pieces with companies Urban Bush Women, David Dorfman Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse, Dance Alloy Theater, and the August Wilson Dance Ensemble. Hearn’s creative embodied practice is rooted in a layering of dance, somatic, and vocal traditions and methodologies. As a teaching artist and choreographer, they are greatly influenced by many teachers and mentors, including Claudette Johnson, Byronné J Hearn, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Marlies Yearby, Kathryn Leary, Staycee Pearl, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, jhon r. stronks, Samantha Speis, Chanon Judson, Kendra Portier, Barbara Mahler, Pamela Pietro, Sherie van den Wijngaard, Joy KMT, Alisha B. Wormsley, Samita Sinha, and Li Harris. Their commitment to dance is an expansive practice that includes performance, collaboration, sound conjuring, memory-keeping, and storytelling. SLC, 2022–

Undergraduate Courses 2021-2022

Dance

Movement Studio Practice

Component—Year

In these classes, emphasis will be on the steady development of movement skills, energy use, strength, and articulation relevant to the technical and aesthetic orientations of each teacher. At all levels, attention will be given to sharpening each student’s awareness of time and energy and to training rhythmically, precisely, and in accordance with sound anatomical principles. Degrees of complexity in movement patterns will vary within the leveled class structure. All students will investigate sensory experience and the various demands of performance.

Faculty

Graduate Courses 2021-2022

MFA Dance

Movement Studio Practice

Component—Year

In these classes, emphasis will be on the steady development of movement skills, energy use, strength, and articulation relevant to the technical and aesthetic orientations of each teacher. At all levels, attention will be given to sharpening each student’s awareness of time and energy and to training rhythmically, precisely, and in accordance with sound anatomical principles. Degrees of complexity in movement patterns will vary within the leveled class structure. All students will investigate sensory experience and the various demands of performance.

Faculty