Jessica Vokoun, MFA

Jessica Vokoun, MFA
Associate Professor of Dance
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-3016 Kendall Hall Room 100


MFA – University of Wisconsin – Peck School of the Arts BA – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – Spanish-American Institute of International Education


Jessica Vokoun has choreographed for numerous TU musicals and dance performances, including: Momentum, So TU Think You Can Dance?, The Drowsy Chaperone, Reefer Madness, and RENT.

Upon graduating with a BA degree in Dance, Spanish and International Studies from UW-Stevens Point, she spent two summers at Jacob's Pillow and the American Dance Festival, where she studied with David Dorfman, Lisa Race, Nicholas Leichter, Chris Aiken, Steve Paxton, Chuck Davis and others. She performed for the ADF International Choreographers Commissioning Program, in "Call of the Wild" by Chinese choreographers Li Han Zhong and Ma Bo. Ms. Vokoun then moved to Tulsa, OK, to work with the experimental dance-theatre company NC5, as a creative collaborator and performer. Their work has been performed internationally at events in Spain, England, and the US. She has performed coast-to-coast as a featured dancer with Li Chiao Ping Dance, Kanopy Dance Company, and the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. In 2008, Ms.Vokoun completed her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the Peck School of the Arts, at UW-Milwaukee. She has directed and choreographed three touring shows for the Harwelden Institute for Arts in Education, of Tulsa, OK. As a video artist, she has worked with Alexandra Beller (NY), Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (MD), Tulsa Ballet (OK), and Ko-Thi Dance Company (WI). Ms. Vokoun curates the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival (Tulsa, OK) and the dance film program for the Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, WI). She currently performs with Tulsa Modern Movement, and Living Water Dance.

Research Interests

Dance and Technology
Performed across the US with Li Chiao Ping Dance, the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, and Tulsa Modern Movement.

Teaching Interests

Modern and Contemporary Dance Techniques

Courses Taught

  • Survey of Dance in History and Cultures
  • Modern Dance I
  • Modern Dance II
  • Advanced Dance Repertory

Professional Affiliations

  • Dance Films Association

Awards & Honors

  • Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Graduate Student Travel Award
  • P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education Scholarship