Herräng Dance Camp

2nd July to 6th August

Prepmode for Camp 2016
Lindy Hop, Boogie Woogie, Balboa, Solo Jazz & Tap

Josette Wiggan

Josette Wiggan began her dance adventure with Paul and Arlene  Kennedy in Los Angeles at the age of 12. Her love for performing was  fostered by the Kennedys and then re?ined as an adult while dancing  with Jazz Tap Ensemble until 2007. A graduate of UCLA, Josette’s  career highlights include, the 2001 Spotlight Award winner in non classical dance category, the 1st National Broadway Tour of 42nd  Street, movies Idlewild and Princess and the Frog and studying with  Germaine Acogny at L’ecole les Sables in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal.  Alongside her brother, she was a part of two original casts of Cirque  du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World  Tour from 2009-2013. The duo also performed in Tireless, a curated  show by Michelle Dorrance that had its debut at Jacob’s Pillow in  2017. Josette is also a part of Dorrance’s all woman quartet that  created two works entitled Until the Real Comes Along and All Good  Things Must Come and End. In addition, she was a co-creator with  Michelle Dorrance and Hannah Heller of a Christmas work entitled, … The Nutcracker Suite… in 2019 and in 2020, Josette created and  directed a work for a film featuring vernacular jazz and tap dance  entitled, Harlem Stomp.  Most recently Josette, in collaboration with  jazz trumpeter extraordinaire Keyon Harrold, created her latest work  entitled Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude. It had its debut at  Jacob’s Pillow and the Queens Theatre in the Park in 2021. Josette is a  sought after educator/ choreographer/ performer and director and  has dedicated her life to the perpetuation of African American  Vernacular Jazz Dance.