Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent is a Melbourne-based dance historian and critic, and a researcher in the areas of live performance and new technology. Jordan completed a PhD in dance history at the University of Melbourne (2009) in the field of 20th century Australian dance history and holds a Postgraduate diploma in choreography from the Victorian College of the Arts and Bachelor degrees in Dance and History from the University of Washington.
In 2013, Jordan joined the team at the Deakin Motion.Lab as an Associate Research Fellow for the ARC Discovery Grant, Building innovative capacity in Australian dance through new visualisation techniques. Jordan’s current research areas include dramaturgy in digital performance and performance production, and she is currently working on research projects that explore documentation for live performance, app concept and design, spatial user interface and new modes of publishing.
Jordan lectures in dance history and analysis at the Victorian College of the Arts, a faculty of the University of Melbourne. Since 2008, Jordan has reviewed dance, circus and physical theatre for The Age newspaper and her work has appeared nationally across Fairfax newspapers. She is the Australian columnist for Dance International Magazine, and has published in a range of academic and non-academic publications including Brolga, the Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Kinesis and others. Jordan was the President of Ausdance Victoria (2012-2015), and currently serves on the selection panel for the Australian Dance Awards and Melbourne’s Green Room Awards.