Jordan Rosin

Jordan (they & he) is a director/choreographer, actor/creator, and researcher/teacher, specializing in applied & ensemble-devised physical theatres. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the New York City-based physical theatre ensemble, The Ume Group and a frequent collaborator with the butoh/physical theatre company 連翹奏 Ren Gyo Soh.

They hold a BFA in Drama from Syracuse University and an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International, where their practice-as-research thesis explored the intersection of Clown & Melodrama. Jordan is a member of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators and winner of their 2019 “Integrated Artist-Scholar” & 2020 “Innovation Fellowship” awards; as well as a member of Playback North America; International Playback Theatre Network; The Ume Group Playback Ensemble; Playback for People; Network of Ensemble Theatres; and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC Associate). From 2019-2021, Jordan was on faculty at Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts where he taught Acting & Applied Theatre as a Post-MFA Teaching Fellow in the Dept. of Theatre & Cinema. Jordan currently teaches Theatre & Dance at the Northwest School of the Arts in Seattle, WA. www.jordanrosin.net / @jordanrosin

Since 2014, Jordan has been recognized for their work as co-choreographer of Butoh Medea (Poland, Italy, Turkey, Czechia, Scotland, Germany) with awards for “Best Physical Theatre” (2015) & “Best Choreography” (2014) at the United Solo Festival and a nomination for “Best Physical Theatre” (2018) at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Critics have hailed his other directorial and choreographic works as “beautiful & disturbing” (nytheatre.com); “commanding, physically impressive” (The Village Voice); and “minimalist theatre at its expressive best” (North Coast Journal). 


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