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Jessica Vokoun MFA

Director of Dance Program
Associate Professor of Dance Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences
Theatre
Kendall Hall 100 918-631-3016
jessica-vokoun@utulsa.edu
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Biography

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.



M.F.A., University of Wisconsin - Peck School of the Arts
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Unknown, Spanish-American Institute of International Education


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

Modern and Contemporary Dance Techniques


Dance Films Association


THEA 1161 Musical Theatre Workshop I
THEA 2013 Survey of Dance in History and Cultures
THEA 2111 Modern Dance I
THEA 2211 Jazz Dance I
THEA 3031 Advanced Dance Repertory
THEA 3072 Choreography I
THEA 3101 Modern Dance II
THEA 3161 Musical Theatre Workshop
THEA 3442 Musical Theatre Dance Styles