Jordan Wanderer is a dancer and educator. She believes in the power of empathy and art’s ability to highlight human experiences through vulnerability and connection. A neuroscience enthusiast, her work is rooted in introspection and influenced by the sensory perceptions that constantly evolve to shape our embodied awareness.
Primarily trained in classical ballet then contemporary and modern forms, Wanderer holds Bachelors degrees in Dance and Cell and Molecular Biology from Mills College where she received the Outstanding Performer Award in 2017. Under the direction of Amber Lamprecht, she worked as an educational therapist offering multi-sensory, research-based literacy remediation at the former Literacy and Language Center of San Francisco. A two-time participant in the LINES Ballet Summer Program, she is currently a ballet and contemporary teacher for Teens at LINES, a teaching artist for HeART with LINES, the LINES BFA Program Coordinator, and the first LINES Community Programs Coordinator.
Wanderer has performed works by Kara Davis, Molissa Fenley, Garrett + Moulton Productions, Molly Matutat, Dexandro Montalvo, and Merce Cunningham (staged by Holley Farmer) and is a member of Robert Moses Kin. She has also been a member of Cat Call Choir and helped found pateldanceworks in 2017 as a choreographic collaborator, dancer, and composer.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet | TEENS at LINES, Youth and School Programs
Photography | © Christiana Charalambous