Keynote Speaker

2018 Keynote Speaker                                                         

Jamey Hampton

Wednesday Oct 10, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Title: Art is the Heart

Art is the vital organ that is keeping our spirit alive. BodyVox Artistic Director and lifelong dancer Jamey Hampton takes the audience on a journey to the core of the artistic impulses that define a life devoted to art. 



Jamey Hampton has had a storied career in dance, theater, television, and film that has spanned four decades. Born in Portland, Oregon, he was a distinguished athlete in high school, receiving varsity letters in track and football. He attended Dartmouth college, where he was a competitive ski racer, rugby player, as well as rowing stroke on the freshman crew team. Dartmouth was also where Jamey began dancing in earnest, meeting Pilobolus Dance Theater while pursuing a BFA degree in Theater.


After Dartmouth, he danced with Pilobolus around the world for five years. He then helped form and danced with MOMIX from 1982-87, followed by ISO Dance from 1987-1995. In 1997 he formed BodyVox with his partner, Ashley Roland. Now in its 20th season, BodyVox is a vibrant and singular dance company known to audiences worldwide for its ebullient and deeply imaginative work.