Jessica Vokoun


Assistant Professor of DanceKendall Hall 100-J

Jessica Vokoun is an Assistant Professor of Dance, and Director of the Dance program at the University of Tulsa. She 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.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Master of Fine Arts – Dance
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts – Dance, International Studies, Spanish
    University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1998

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies

Courses Taught at TU

  • Dance Auditions and Performance (Thea 4512)
  • Intro to Choreography (Thea 1121)
  • Jazz Dance Level I (Thea 2211)
  • Jazz Dance Level II (Thea 3211)
  • Modern Dance Level II (Thea 3101)
  • Survey of Dance History (Thea 2013)
  • Tap Level II (Thea 2201)

Awards & Recognition

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