Jessica Taylor received her degree in dance from Point Park University Dance Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has taught at many different organizations across the US, including the Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS), Absolute Dance Grand Junction, Center of Creative Arts (St. Louis) and UpBring Dance Company (Brooklyn). She has choreographed for the Pittsburgh Playhouse Dance Company of Point Park University, SUNY Purchase BFA (Senior Solo), COCAdance Pre-professional Company (and its alumni), Absolute Dance Grand Junction, Squonk Opera, Purple Threads Emsemble, Ormao Dance Senior Company, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Ailey/Fordham BFA (Senior Solo) and the advanced students of Denver School of the Arts. Taylor has served as a member of the industry panel and as a choreographer for ADC’s Guest Artist Series in NYC for five years, and has held workshops with the DAMAGEDANCE mission in mind at DANY Studios, Peridance Capezio Center, the Amalgamate Dance Company Summer Workshop, the former Dance New Amsterdam. Gibney Dance, the Center of Creative Arts, the Dance Fusion Intensive, Ormao Dance School, Block 1750, Colorado Collge, Steamboat Dance Theatre, Colorado Mesa University, Denver School of the Arts, Arts Immersion (Denver), University of New Mexico, Chandler Gilbert Community College (AZ) and New Mexico Dance Academy. Taylor is a partner in the development of the recently launched program, BREAK OUT, a two-week residency intensive bringing American dancers to Italy through a partnership between DAMAGEDANCE, Amalgamate Dance Company, Scuola Italia and Passi di Danza.
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