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Faculty Profile

JENNIFER M MIZENKO

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THEATRE ARTS
PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS
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302 A ISOM HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5969
Joined UM: 08/14/1990

Areas of Expertise

  • AFRICAN DANCE AND ITS CONNECTION TO SOCIAL DANCES (PARTICULARLY CURRENT HIP HOP FORMS)
  • ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
  • BODY LANGUAGE
  • BODY MOTION
  • CHOREOGRAPHY
  • DANCE IN EDUCATION K-12
  • HAWKINS TECHNIQUE
  • JAZZ DANCE
  • LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
  • MODERN DANCE
  • MODERN DANCE HISTORY
  • MOTION QUALITY
  • MOVEMENT AND COMMUNICATION
  • MOVEMENT AND MEANING
  • MOVEMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY
  • MOVEMENT FOR THE ACTOR
  • PERIOD MOVEMENT
  • PHYSICAL PERSONALITY
  • SOCIAL DANCE
  • SOCIAL DANCE TRENDS

Brief Bio

Jennifer Mizenko is a Professor of Dance at the University of Mississippi. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and an M.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. Her extended studies include period dance with Wendy Hilton and Richard Powers, plus Tai Chi with Maggie Newman. Jennifer is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International and a certified Laban Movement Analyst from LIMS. Mizenko has presented internationally at Alexander conferences and is recognized by ISMETA as a Registered Movement Educator. She is currently combining her knowledge of The Alexander Technique and Laban Movement developing an exciting new approach for the training of actors, which connects movement and psychology. She is currently the Chair of Alexander Technique Internaitonal.

Degrees

BA
PSYCHOLOGY
KENYON COLLEGE/GAMBIER, OHIO (1985)
MA
DANCE
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY/COLUMBUS, OHIO (1988)