Dance Educator Jermey J. Edmonson Visits Branson Dance

On September 11, Jermey J.  Edmonson visited the Dance Performance and Dance II-IV classes. Following a discussion on hip hop and social media, Edmonson shared his choreographic process and a dance dedicated to the LGBTQI community.

Mr. Edmonson started dancing in Seattle, Washington with the company Kutt 'N' Up under the director Tyrone 'Koach T' Crosby. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching Dance from New Mexico State University and currently teaches in Las Cruces, New Mexico and at the University of El Paso, Texas.

Below, students offer their reflections on the class with Jermey.

"I really liked getting to hear from Jermey Edmonson about what hip hop means to him as well as the black community at large. Hearing about the misconceptions about hip hop, especially in the media, really helped me understand what hip hop truly is - a means of expression rooted in culture and tradition." - Anna Rewick '21

"I have learned to adapt and adopt new techniques and styles through Jeremy, while still being educated on important movements that fight for injustice and equality." - Kate Hatfield '23

"Jeremy's pieces about racial injustice and the LGBTQIA community inspire me because they're starting conversations." - Fiona Tran '23