Jennifer Dorsey, MFA
Areas of Specialization - Dance and Movement Studies
Jennifer Dorsey began her dance training in Ellicott City, MD at Kinetics Dance Theatre. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and then the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance Performance. She also holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Maryland at College Park.
While at NYU, Jennifer danced in works by Doug Varone and Sean Curran, and her choreography was presented in Second Avenue Dance Companyconcerts. She also studied the Pilates Method under Kathy Grant, an original pupil of Joseph Pilates. At UMCP, she performed in works by David Parsons, Ed Tyler, and Doug Varone. Her work, Meeting Falling In, was chosen to represent UMCP in the May 2002 National American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Dorsey’s choreography has been commissioned by Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Dickinson College, Kinetics Dance Theatre, UMCP, and BSU.
Jennifer is an Assistant Professor of Dance and Theatre in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at Bowie State University. She is Coordinator of the Dance and Movement Studies Concentration under the Theatre Arts Major, as well as coordinating the Dance Minor at BSU and co-sponsoring the National Honors Society for Dance Arts. She teaches many courses, including but not limited to: Pilates Fitness, Modern Dance Innovations, Jazz Dance Technique, Choreography, Practicum in Choreography and Performance, Independent Study and Play Production. Ms. Dorsey is working on writing the proposal for a new Dance Major Program at BSU as well as proposing several new courses such as: Hip Hop Dance Technique, Tap Dance Technique II, Ballet Technique II.
In her 19 years at BSU, she has choreographed for Ain’t Misbehavin, The Wiz, Grease, Platinum, and As You Like It, and has produced the BSU Dance Concerts and DanceShare annually.
Jennifer Dorsey serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit dance organization. Kinetics Dance Theatre. She assists with all three facets of this organization, the Kinetics Dance Theatre School of Dance, The Youth Ensemble, and the professional dance company, Kinetics Dance Company.