Jordan Chlapeka received his master's degree in Performance Studies from New York University's Tisch School and earned bachelor's degrees in Advertising and Anthropology from Southern Methodist University. He has performed dance and theatrical works from Mexico to Yale School of Drama and worked with notable artists including Richard Move, Rev. Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping, Jesusa Rodriguez and Anna Deavere Smith. He also was movement director ofRomeo/Juliet, an innovative take on the classic, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He regularly performs with LINKED Dance-theatre and has been working on immersive performances that dialogue with the public sphere. His love of contact improv started at NYU in 2011 when he was encouraged to visit a jam after a visiting artist and has since called contact improv dance his home in movement moving from jams to classes and classes to underscore.