A New Direction
Keelie was a member of The Ume Group's Core Ensemble from 2014 - 2015 during which time she helped to create the original production of The Ume Group’s Dream Dances and led the Winter/Spring 2015 Training Ensemble centered on ceili dance. This past year, she has spent pursuing an MFA in Theatre Directing at the Lir / Trinity College, Dublin as part of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship program sponsored by the US Ireland Alliance. She is tremendously excited to take on the mantle of Producing Artistic Director and is particularly excited to expand on the company’s level of community engagement and social action, while continuing to push the boundaries of dance and theatre through daring performative experiments.
Jordan’s credits with The Ume Group over the course of the past five years include performer/co-creator of Facet (Hollywood Fringe Festival, WAVE RISING SERIES), co-choreographer of Isis Variations (CoolNY 2014 Dance Festival, FringeNYC), director of Dream Dances and Lysistrata Project, and creator of Butoh Electra, The Ume Group's inaugural martial arts / butoh dance epic.
To see Jordan perform one last time, come see The Ume Group’s 5-Year Anniversary NY Season, playing August 10 - 13 at the Irondale Center, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. If you come on closing night, August 13, and stay after the performance, you'll also be able to participate in the special Closing Night Party and hear Keelie Sheridan's announcement of The Ume Group's 2016 - 2017 season of educational programs and events. (For more info and tickets, click here.)