Lawrence M. Jackson, MFA, is the Associate Chair & Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Alabama where he teaches jazz, contemporary, choreography, and dance history. Additionally, Jackson has served as a guest artist/choreographer/master teacher at the California State University Northridge, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Florida, University of Wyoming, Alabama State University, Brenau University, University of Northern Colorado, West Virginia University, Western Wyoming Community College, Dancer’s Workshop, Red Mountain Theatre Company, American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive, Alabama Dance Festival, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, International Association of Blacks in Dance, Florida Dance Festival, Tennessee Dance Festival, and American College Dance Association and Gus Giordano Dance School.
Representative Publications and Creative Works
Jackson has choreographed over 75 original works for the concert stage. Most recently, Lawrence choreographed an off Broadway production, Separate and Equal, which premiered at Theater 59E59 in September 2018, and subsequently nominated for an AUDELCO Award for Best Choreography.
As a scholar, Jackson has published in many scholarly journals in the field of Black Dance. Most recently, he co-edited and published a special edition devoted to Black Dance in the Journal of Pan African Studies. This edition marked the second occurrence in history, where an academic journal edition was committed solely to Black Dance. The Journal of Pan African Studies Volume 4, number 6, 2011.