Continuing Lecturer // Rueff School // Dance
Holly Jaycox is a part time faculty member in the Division of Dance, teaching introductory levels of Modern and Jazz. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts / Dance from the University of New Mexico.
Jaycox has a strong interest in functional anatomy, which she incorporates in her Modern technique classes, using a blend of Hawkins and Limon styles. Her study with the faculty at Purdue has influenced her, as have past teachers, including Lane Sayles and Eva Encinias.
Choreography is one of Jaycox's primary interests. Her works often have complex musical scores and incorporate props or elements of other art mediums. She serves as the faculty coordinator for a student choreography showcase each semester.
Her work in Sally Wallace's Improvisation Project has led to a love for improvisation as a performance art. She has had the opportunity to perform both at Purdue and other venues, including work with the Y.A.R.D. in Cleveland, Ohio. This exploration of expression, performance and structure has greatly complimented her growth as a choreographer.
Jaycox has taken part in Contact Improvisation workshops with Andrew Harwood, Keriac, Jackie McCormick and Karen Nelson. She plans to further investigate this form, both in its pure form and in the context of performed improvisation.
When not dancing, Jaycox works for a non-profit environmental organization involved with wolf conservation, where she is editor of their quarterly magazine.