Meet The Family: Guest Choreographer Brandi Coleman Interviewed by Kimberley Cooper
Brandi Coleman is assistant professor of jazz dance at Southern Methodist University and was a performing member, rehearsal director, and associate artistic director of Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project, founded and directed by Billy Siegenfeld. As a teaching artist, she has led more than 40 choreographic and teaching residencies at universities throughout the United States and internationally and she received an Emmy Award for her performance in the documentary, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project: Getting There. Her writing, “Performing Gender: Disrupting Performance Norms for Women in Jazz Dance through Gender-Inclusive, Human-Centric Choreography” is included in the book Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Lindsay Guarino, Carlos R.A. Jones, and Wendy Oliver, (University Press of Florida, 2022).
Click play below to hear Artistic Director Kimberley Cooper interview Brandi about her two weeks with the company and her creative process for Family of Jazz.