Jordan Klitzke

Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Herberger Institute


Jordan is a professional dancer and choreographer whose work has most recently brought him to Mexico and Ecuador as a choreogropher, teacher, and performer. A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, he previously danced there with Christopher Watson Dance Company, ARENA Dances, Jeffery Peterson Dance, and Eclectic Edge Ensemble, among others. In January 2013, he relocated to Mazatlán, Mexico where he completed a 15-month residency at the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Mazatlán. While there he also created his own project-based company, La Gringa Danza, in December 2013 with a focus on creating collaborations between Latin America and the US. Recent professional work includes co-creating two original Minnesota Fringe Festival shows, Entre Nosotros (Between Us) and Judge Me. Hate Me. Love Me., and original works, La Parodia de La Culpa and Descierto, with the 11-member National Contemporary Ballet of Ecuador, which premiered in Quito at the National Theater and the Teatro de la Música, respectively. He has also recently taught multiple January-term courses at Gustavus Adolphus College based on the sharing of Continuum technique created by Mexican artist Omar Carrum along with the creation of the piece I Practice Not Feeling a Thing with 15 Gustavus dancers. Jordan is currently completing his MFA in Dance at Arizona State University.

Research Interests

Include: Dance, Choreography, Physical Theater, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Acting, Spanish, Languages, Risk Taking, Creative Practice, Role of Art in Society, and Inter-Cultural Dialogue.


Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 100 Introduction to Dance
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 100 Introduction to Dance
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 100 Introduction to Dance
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 134 Postmodern Contemporary I