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Amy Jex

Associate Chair, Assistant Professor
Adminstration, Full-Time Faculty

2224 RB

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 Area Coordinator of the Cultural Dance Area and the Tap Dance Coordinator. Amy’s specific research and teaching interests include pedagogy, dance history, Ukrainian dance, character dance, and tap dance. She serves as Secretary of the National Folk Organization and is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and the Utah Dance Organization. Outside of BYU, Amy has been a guest instructor, presenter, adjudicator, and/or choreographer for Regional Dance America-Pacific, UDEO, Mountain West Ballet, the International Dance Council 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, dance pedagogy

Recent Projects:
Director of Traditionz (Winter and Spring) community outreach ensemble (
Co-director of the Paris General Education Study Abroad, Summer 2022