Contemporary Faculty Bio | Mindy Upin Jackson | Steps on Broadway

Contemporary

Mindy Upin Jackson
CURRENT CLASSES

Advanced Beginning Contemporary
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
11:30am-1:00pm

MINDY JACKSON is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer in NYC. Highlights of Mindy's teaching include: faculty member at Steps on Broadway teaching contemporary modern and special event improv jams; guest teaching artist for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company and students; NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Global Arts Initiative, The Leadership Program; Steps on Broadway Repertory Ensemble Rehearsal Director (6 seasons) and company class instructor while on tour in South Africa.

Mindy's most notable performance credits include: The American Dance Festival 80th Anniversary, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Jacob's Pillow, The Yard Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Residency, NYC's River-to-River Festival with Monica Bill Barnes, The North Carolina Dance Festival, and The Broadway Dance Lab with Josh Prince. Mindy has assisted and performed works by today's top contemporary artists: Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Andrea Miller, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Camille A. Brown, Larry Keigwin, Seán Curran, Monica Bill Barnes, and Donald Byrd.

Mindy has choreographed and performed in music videos, plays, and musicals including Stephen King High School: The Musical, which premiered at NY's Upright Citizen's Brigade and went on to the LA Comedy Festival. Mindy was recognized by Dance Magazine with an ENews exclusive, has been showcased as a style model, and featured in an article discussing the importance of improvisation for nurturing creativity and artistry. She holds a BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and has been mentoring and coaching dancers in jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, improvisation and performance skills age 3 through professional artists for over 10 years.

To learn more, please visit www.mindydancinjackson.com and follow @mindydancinjackson on Insta & FB