About J.M.M.

I read, write, think, and live dance in Queens. I’m currently studying at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study Masters of Arts program, researching the connectivity between dance, creative writing, and literature. I’m also the Grad Research Collections Assistant at the Grey Fine Arts Library of the College of Arts and Science at NYU. Before NY, I was born and raised in Houston, TX and earned a BFA in dance studies with a writing minor at Texas State University in May 2015. I worked as Houston Ballet’s PR/Marketing Archival Intern for 2 years, helping create a foundation for the company’s archives, among many other research tasks.

In May 2016, I presented independent research about women in literature and contemporary ballet at the Society of Dance History Scholars’ 2016 Special Topic “Contemporary Ballet: Exchanges, Connections, and Directions”  held at The Center for Ballet and the Arts (NYU) and Barnard College Department of Dance (Columbia University). I also took part in the “Engagement Symposium of Philosophy and Dance” at my alma mater in spring 2016. My proposal on dance, technology, and video games was accepted for the CORD+SDHS 2017 conference, but I had to decline due to financial stress and grad school commitments.

My deepest passions ignite from the complexities of dance (history to aesthetics to choreography), but I’m also in love with all types of creative writing, photography, video games, music, movies, comics and graphic novels, literature, painting, television, philosophy, printmaking, radio, and teaching to name a few. I was a freelancer for The Nerdist for nearly 2 years and submit yearly to creative online publications.

Finding the interconnectivity of dance to everything else is the elixir to my life.

I love writing and writing about dance, but I love reading and researching dance even more.


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One thought on “About J.M.M.

  1. Hi Jessica.

    Reading your blog and remembered that I have some lovely archival images (well, late 1980s 😉) that I shot backstage and in rehearsal with Momix. Let me know if you are interested! (Shot on film of course but they can be scanned & shared)

    BH / herzco.com

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