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Jeremy Arnold

Guest Instructor

Jeremy Arnold, a BDSOPA alum, earned his MFA in Dance and Social Justice from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2020. He is an alumnus of the tap program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow under the direction of Michelle Dorrance. Jeremy was a principal dancer with Tapestry Dance Company from 2014 through 2017, performing in the United States and abroad and was and featured in the PBS docuseries Arts In Context. Before joining Tapestry, Jeremy toured nationally with Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers. This past year, Jeremy joined the faculty of Temple University teaching various courses rooted in American vernacular dance. From 2015 through 2020, Jeremy was a lecturer on the faculty of University of Texas at Austin dance department, and taught courses in rhythm tap, jazz, and music theory. He served as artistic director for several mainstage productions. Since 2013, Jeremy has worked with Charles O Anderson’s Dance Theatre X, performing in and choreographing works which premiered at American Dance Festival, New York Live Arts, MANCC at Florida State University, The Fuzebox Festival, and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. In 2020, he was associate director of and performed in the dance film (Re)current Unrest, described by Sightlines Magazine as a “masterpiece.” Jeremy has served on the faculty of many tap festivals including Soul 2 Soul, True Sound Rhythm Festival, Riff, Phoenix Tap Fest, Little Rock Tap Fest, and SynCoPate. His work has been commissioned by Pace University, Tap Ties, Third Coast Rhythm Project and Tapestry Dance Company. He tours nationally with Revive Dance Convention and National Dance Honors. Most recently, Jeremy can be seen dancing alongside Karissa Royster in Mood Indigo, a short dance film produced by Amplified Productions.

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