Jayne Bernasconi

Adjunct Faculty

Towson Tiger Statue

Contact Info

Center for the Arts, 1002R


M.A. in Dance Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1986
B.A. in Dance, University of Maryland College Park, 1983

Areas of Expertise

Aerial Dance
Modern Dance


Jayne Bernasconi (dancer/choreographer/author/yogini) has been a leader in the field of dance and yoga for more than 40 years. Her award-winning choreography has been seen throughout the United States and abroad. She has danced with several leading NYC post-modern choreographers including David Gordon, Stephen Petronio, Pooh Kaye, Steve Paxton and Bill T. Jones.  She danced with Frequent Flyers Productions based in Boulder, CO from 1995-1999. A year later, after relocating to Baltimore and introducing this new dance form to the Baltimore/DC area she founded Air Dance Bernasconi. In 2007 she reconstructed and performed “Sorcerer” choreographed by Alwin Nikolais for “The Art of the Solo” and again in 2008 and at the Historic Aerial Dance performance at ADF in 2008.  She has also taught and participated in the internationally acclaimed Aerial Dance Festival over the years since its inception in 1999.  She co-authored the book “Aerial Dance” with Nancy Smith (published by Human Kinetics, 2008). Bernasconi is an Adjunct Professor of dance at Towson University since 2000 and is the owner of Yoga On York (www.yogaonyork.net). She holds an M.A. in Dance Education from Columbia University.