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Jazelynn Goudy

Jazelynn Goudy is a dancer, educator, veteran, artist, and homie from Milwaukee, WI. She's danced with Ko-Thi West African Dance Company children’s ensemble (Ton-Ko-Thi) and later trained as an apprentice under Mama Fern Caulker-Bronson. After graduating from performing arts school, she joined the United States Air Force as a security forces officer. After her military service, she dedicated her life to education, community service, and dance. Signature Dance Company, a Christian nonprofit dance company, and Revamp Dance Ensemble, a hip-hop dance group, opened doors for her, not only to dance and perform, but also to teach and build communities.

A budding international performing artist scholar, Goudy has had many opportunities to take her talents abroad. She has traveled, researched, and performed traditional, urban, and contemporary dance and the African diaspora in Brazil, Jamaica, South Africa, Cuba, and throughout the United States. She studied "Noire Danse" for six weeks at Mama Germaine Acogny’s dance school Ecole des Sables in Toubab Dilaw, Senegal.

Goudy earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Liberal Studies (Technology, Afro-Diaspora, Dance) and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University.