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Faculty
Faculty

Jocelyn E. Cox

Lecturer

  • Theatre Arts
  • College of Fine Arts

Biography

Jocelyn E. Cox (Isaac) *Actors' Equity Association* holds an MFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and a BFA in Dance from Temple University. She was awareded the 2020 Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council's Fellowship Grant for Literary Arts and Dance for her children's book: "Jocelyn Learns to Dance". Performance credits: The Chocolate Nutcracker at Lincoln Theatre, DC; All Shook Up, Annie, South Pacific, Peter Pan (Tiger Lily/Dance Captain) at Jenny Wiley Theatre, KY; The Christmas Spectacular at La Comedia Theatre, OH; FAME at Surflight Theatre, NJ and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, MN; Chicago at  Media Theatre, PA; Hairspray (Dynamite and Lil' Inez Understudy) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas; Guys and Dolls at Olney Theater Center, MD; The Wiz (Dance Captain) at Ford’s Theatre, DC.Choreographic credits: Kid Prince & Pablo and She A Gem at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC; DeRail the Underground Truth, at Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC; the 76ers Halftime Show; Hershey Park; Joe Turner's Come and Gone at SUNY Purchase College; Side Show the Musical at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre; The 2018 International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference; UP! Dance Project (Producer/Choreographer) Jack Guidone Theatre, DC. Jocelyn's teaching experience includes: Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, NY; the Ballet Tech School, NY; George Mason University, VA; and Joy of Motion Dance Center, DC. Additional training includes: Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. Jocelyn has had the opportunity to work with Hinton Battle, Abdel Salaam, and recording artist Tamia.

Education & Expertise

Education

Dance

MFA
SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance

Dance

BFA
Temple University

Academics

Academics

Methods of Teaching Dance

The Methods of Teaching Dance course is designed for senior dance majors with an interest in teaching dance technique. The coursehas the following prerequisites: Dance History (1&2), Dance Composition (1&2), Ballet, Modern, African, Tap, Jazz and Anatomy. The Methods of Teaching Dance course has both written and physical components. Students are required to complete 5 in-studio teaching hours in addition to the coursework, which includes units on: dance education certification(s), imagery for dance classes, communication techniques for teachers and teaching styles/philosophies. 

Dance Composition (1/2)

Dance Composition explores both established and exploratory principles for composing dances. This course explores compositional elements in dance and offers continuesd experience in developing and manipulating movement phrases using a variety of compositional forms. Students discuss, analyze and evaluate artistic choices in composition using appropriate dance vocabulary and terminology, and maintain video and written journals to document their processes. Students learn through improvisations, class discussions, in class assignments (both physical and written) and a final presentation of a completed piece.