Jaye Knutson


Towson Tiger Statue

Contact Info

Center for the Arts, 1002G


M.A. in Dance, University of Hawaii, Manoa
B.S. in Dance Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Laban Movement Analysis (CMA), Ohio State University

Areas of Expertise

K-12 Dance Education
Modern Dance
Laban Movement


A product of American dance culture, Jaye Knutson has studied with an eclectic array of teachers from coast to coast including Vasili Sulich, Alaine Haubert, Yasuki Sasa, Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, and Michel Zaplatilek. Jaye has performed the repertory of Doug Nielson, Stephanie Skura, Lisa De Ribere, Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer, and Stuart Pimsler, as well as the work of numerous independent artists. Her background includes professional credits in ballet, modern, jazz, conventions and nightclub revues. Jaye received a Hawaii State Choreographic Award for her modern duet BeFallen in 1989 and has been selected by audition to participate in choreographic works with Robert Dunn and Jennifer Muller/The Works sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Art and Culture in Baltimore. 

She is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dancing (ARAD), holds the intermediate certificate in Labanotation, and has recently been reconstructing Ruth Currier's version of Doris Humphrey's Waterstudy for the TSU Dance Company. Other reconstructions include Marius Petipa's Don Quixote, Jules Perrot's Pas de Quatre, and most recently, Ann L. Rodiger's Scrabble. Jaye teaches modern technique, composition, pedagogy, and is the coordinator of K-12 certification in dance. While in Baltimore, she has begun her seventh season with the Towson Ensemble Dancers (TED), and has worked with Phoenix Repertory Dance Company. She has been a member of the faculty of Children's Dance Division, Technical Coordinator of Towson Ensemble Dancers, and is a founding member of the Improvisation Collaborative.