Jamey’s research and practice are centered in art and community. With focuses of dance and culture, somatics, concert dance, site-specific improvisation and durational performance, she investigates ritual and transformation.
Her works have been seen in a variety of venues, including the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend in Brooklyn; Minneapolis, Minnesota venues such as the Walker Art Center, Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Ritz Theater, and Patrick’s Cabaret; the Eat It! Comedy Festival in New York; FirstWorks festival in Providence, Rhode Island; ZUZI! Dance in Tucson, Arizona; Arizona State University in Tempe; and Paradise Valley Community College in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
She is the recipient of two City of Tempe grants related to art and community. “Bridging the Divide: a youth and elders creative collaboration,” a project to connect Arizona State University Dance students with residents in a Tempe retirement community, was awarded the City of Tempe/ASU Partnership Grant. “beautiful secrets,” a community art project born from the work developed in her graduate studies, was awarded a Tempe Vibrant City grant.
While in Minneapolis, she had the pleasure of co-founding and co-directing Three Dances with Brinsley Davis and Suzanne Wiltgen, along with performing in the works of several Twin Cities-based artists, such as HIJACK, BodyCartography Project, Deborah Jinza Thayer, April Sellers and Vanessa Voskuil.
Jamey attended Oklahoma State University, traveled to Kenya with the School for International Training and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Dance at Arizona State University.