Jocelyn studied contemporary dance in Canada until 2012 when she began splitting her artistic time between London, England and Ottawa. In London Jocelyn pursued work as a freelance choreographer and dancer, during this time she presented her work at Resolution emerging dance festival and participated in artistic research at the Barbican Theatre, created and presented in collaboration with Huddersfield University students and participated in the Suffolk High Tide Festival with Sounding Motion.
Upon returning to Canada, I was lucky enough to be included artistic as one of three emerging choreographers to be chosen to be mentored by Peter Boneham as part of creation platform Projet Brut, I presented work at the Ottawa Fringe, Festival de danse en milieu scolaire and Ottawa Dance Directive in Floorplay. Jocelyn is the co-founder of the dance creation and presentation platform in Canada called Dark Horse Dance Projects with artistic partner Marie-Pier Gilbert which has received over $45,000 of municipal and provincial government funding over the past two years.
She has danced for choreographers Imogen Bland, Noémie Lafrance and Dan Wild, created and performed in Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau, received government funding to create new work and was recently commissioned to choreograph on the students of The School of Dance’s (Ottawa) post-secondary contemporary dance programme.