Area: Cultural Dance
Amy Jex is an Assistant Professor in the BYU Department of Dance. She currently directs Traditionz, a cultural dance outreach performance ensemble and serves as co-chair of the Cultural Dance Area. Amy’s research interests include pedagogy, dance history, Ukrainian dance, character dance, and tap dance. She is an active member of the National Folk Organization and National Dance Education Organization. Outside of BYU, Amy has been a guest instructor, presenter, adjudicator, and/or choreographer for Regional Dance America-Pacific, UDEO, Mountain West Ballet, CID-UNESCO, and many school and church groups. Amy is married to her favorite dance partner and they are the parents of four children.
Teaching and Research Interests:
Indian dance, Ukrainian dance, character dance, tap, dance history, Cultural Dance pedagogy
Director of “Traditionz” (Winter and Spring) community outreach ensemble
Christmas Around the World, Korean choreography in collaboration with student Cassidy Brown
Studied Ukrainian dance in Ukraine during the summer of 2018
Updating the Cultural Dance curriculum for the Ukrainian Dance class