Jasmine MejiaAssistant Professor of Dance Instruction
Jasmine Mejia teaches jazz, tap, hip hop and repertory courses at Hope College. She also presents choreography for annual faculty concerts and advises the Student Dance Showcases. Jasmine is the artistic co-director of H2 Dance Company and serves as an advisor to Hope College’s Hip Hop Club.
Her current research is focused on developing her teaching practice and movement method, Rhythmic Motion.
Jasmine has danced at Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and the American Dance Festival in North Carolina. She has toured in the United States and performed abroad in Bulgaria, London and Sweden while performing as a company member of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, MADArt Creative, the LMproject and the Jamal Jackson Dance Company. She was featured in the Urban Bush Women documentary Restaging Shelter. The artists she has worked with include Stefanie Batten Bland, Ronald K. Brown, Elizabeth Corbett, Leah Cox, Daniel Gwirtzman, Dawn Springer and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.
Jasmine choreographed A Brand New World, a musical featured off-Broadway on Theatre Row, and her choreography has been presented at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, Ailey Citigroup Theater and Jack Crystal Theater; the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center on Long Island; and the American College Dance Festival. Her guest artist teaching residencies have taken place at Long Island University and the Greater Hartford (CT) Academy of the Arts.
areas of expertise
- Modern dance technique
- Jazz dance technique
- Tap dance technique
- Hip hop dance technique
- Dance composition
- MFA, dance with a concentration in pedagogy, New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, 2018
- BFA, dance and choreography, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
- Dance major, Long Island High School for the Arts
Outside the college
Jasmine enjoys traveling, reading and laughing. She also designs websites, edits dance films and collaborates on various projects with other artists.