Dr. Jordan Beth Vincent is a senior lecturer at Deakin University. She is also the Executive Manager/ Head of Sales and Strategy for Fika Entertainment, Deakin University’s commercial spin out venture that revolutionises storytelling by nurturing and delivering cost and time-effective quality creative content (www.fikaent.com). Prior to her appointment with Fika in 2019, Jordan led research in the Deakin Motion.Lab (2017-2019). During her time with the Deakin Motion.Lab, she developed the conceptual, strategic and innovative research trajectory and was pivotal in driving the commercialisation of the research inventions and outputs into Fika Entertainment.
Jordan’s interdisciplinary research profile bridges technology (including HCI/ human-computer interfaces/ motion capture), creative arts (film/television, animation) and performing arts (dance, dance history). In her work as an industry-facing researcher, she has developed a comprehensive approach to the dramaturgical implications of performance technology, particularly in relation to motion capture, AR and VR work, leading industry research projects with partners including the ABC (ABC R&D and ABC Education), Marine Parks Australia, the City of Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Dementia Australia, the Australian National Academy of Music and Ozpix Entertainment, among others. Her research collaborations in the creative industries (cultural labour, gender research) have included co-authoring industry reports for the Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and VicHealth.
As an academic researcher, as well as a prominent dance historian and writer, she has an established national profile and has published in a range of academic journals and scholarly books, including a forthcoming co-edited text for Bloomsbury. She was the dance critic for The Age newspaper and a range of other publications from 2008-2018.