Donna Jewell

Professor of Dance, Contemporary Dance, Head of Dance, Department Chair

Donna Jewell

Department Chair
Professor of Dance
Contemporary Dance, Head of Dance
Carlisle Gym 109

MFA in Dance 1993
Tisch School for the Arts – New York University

Donna Jewell received her MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts and is Professor of Dance and the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Jewell has been choreographing, performing and teaching in Europe and the United States for the last 22 years. She was a full-time faculty member of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and a tenured faculty member of the Department of Theater at the Mozarteum College of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria.

As the artistic director of Jewell & Company she creates site specific work and dance/theater pieces for the stage and continues to work as guest choreographer, rehearsal director, and actress for Lawine Torren ( in Austria, a company devoted to theatrical works for large machinery (helicopters, snowmobiles, airplanes, trucks, tanks, and cranes) and humans (actors, dancers, BASE jumpers, and skiers). Ms. Jewell is co-founder of ECOTONE, an ensemble using improvisation as a model for performance, and is an actress and choreographer with Buran Theatre based in New York.