Contemporary Jazz, Modern
BFA/BBA in Dance, Marketing from Temple University. Philadelphia Dance Company, Danco2. Contemporary Dance Company of Cuba. MFA from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance.
Get to Know Jocelyn
Jocelyn E. Isaac (Actors’ Equity Association) is a Lecturer at Howard University and holds a MFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of Dance, where she studied with Doug Varone and Kazuko Hirabayashi. Ms. Isaac obtained her BFA in Dance and Marketing from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she trained with Milton Myers and Pat Thomas as a member of the 2nd company at PHILADANCO!, Danco2. Additional training includes: Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Mark Morris Dance Group, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. Jocelyn has had the opportunity to work with Hinton Battle, Abdel Salaam, and recording artist Tamia.
In 2020, Jocelyn wrote a book entitled Jocelyn Learns to Dance for young dancers ages 3-8.
Performance credits: The Chocolate Nutcracker at Lincoln Theatre, DC; All Shook Up, Annie, South Pacific, Peter Pan (Tiger Lily/Dance Captain) at Jenny Wiley Theatre, KY; The Christmas Spectacular at La Comedia Theatre, OH; FAME at Surflight Theatre, NJ and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, MN; Chicago at Media Theatre, PA; Hairspray (Dynamite and Lil’ Inez Understudy) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas; Guys and Dolls at Olney Theater Center, MD; The Wiz (Dance Captain) at Ford’s Theatre, DC.
Choreographic credits: Kid Prince & Pablo and She A Gem at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, DC; DeRail the Underground Truth, at Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC; the 76ers Halftime Show; Hershey Park; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at SUNY Purchase College; Side Show the Musical at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre; The 2018 International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference; UP! Dance Project (Producer/Choreographer) Jack Guidone Theatre, DC. Jocelyn’s teaching experience includes: Steffi Nossen Dance Foundation, NY; the Ballet Tech School, NY; George Mason University, VA; and Joy of Motion Dance Center, DC.
2020 Artist Fellowship Grant for Literary Arts/Dance!