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Jordan Beth Vincent

Research Fellow, Deakin Motion Lab, Deakin University

Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent is a research fellow at Deakin University, based at the Deakin Motion.Lab. She is a dance historian and critic, with a PhD in dance history at the University of Melbourne (2009) in the field of 20th century Australian dance history.

In 2013, Jordan joined the team at the Deakin Motion.Lab. Her current role at Deakin Motion.Lab at Deakin University focuses on generating industry collaborations, grants (including ARC), and high-level industry-relevant outcomes.

In addition to traditional research outputs in the fields of movement and technology, she is an experienced production manager with proven experience in delivering commercial research projects including the development of multiple VFX-technology driven pipelines, motion capture projects, virtual reality and augmented reality design, virtual productions, app design and development, interactive performances and pre-visualisation for film and television.

Jordan’s current research areas include dramaturgy in digital performance and the impact of new technologies on the arts and cultural industries, and she is currently working on research projects that explore documentation for live performance, app concept and design, spatial user interface, new modes of publishing and measuring cultural impact.

Since 2008, Jordan has reviewed dance, circus and physical theatre for The Age newspaper and her work has appeared nationally across Fairfax newspapers. She is the Australian columnist for Dance International Magazine, and has published in a range of academic and non-academic publications including Brolga, the Australian Book Review, Sydney Review of Books, Kinesis and others. Jordan was the President of Ausdance Victoria (2012-2015), and served on the selection panel for the Australian Dance Awards and Melbourne’s Green Room Awards.


  • 2017–present
    Research Fellow, Deakin University
  • 2011–2017
    Sessional Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts
  • 2013–2017
    Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, PhD