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 is a dancer, choreographer, educator, author & yogini who 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. Jayne is the founder and artistic director of Arts Ability (for kids) and Forces of Ability (for adults) working with dance and mixed ability populations. In 1995-1999 she danced with Frequent Flyers Productions based in Boulder, CO and later relocated to Baltimore and introduced aerial dance to the Baltimore/DC area where she founded Air Dance Bernasconi.  She has also taught and performed at the internationally acclaimed Aerial Dance Festival since its inception in 1999 and in 2003 invented and introduced the world to aerial yoga and mixed ability aerial dance at ADF.  She co-authored the book “Aerial Dance” with Nancy Smith (published by Human Kinetics, 2008). Jayne holds an M.A. in Dance Education from Columbia University. www.jaynebernasconi.com