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2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

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(904) 256-8000


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Brian Palmer

Brian Palmer

Professor of Dance & Chair, Department of Dance

Department of Dance

Email address  bpalmer@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7373
Office location  Phillip Fine Arts Bldg., 119B

Brian Palmer, Associate Professor of Dance and Chair of the Department of Dance, has been a professor at Jacksonville University since 2001. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Radford University and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Florida State University where he was the recipient of a Suzanne Farrell Fellowship.  

  • Mr. Palmer began his career as a professional ballet dancer; nine years with the Richmond Ballet and two years with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet sponsored by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Though now an educator he continues to perform annually with the First Coast Nutcracker in Jacksonville. 
  • His professional organization accomplishments include serving as a dance review panelist for Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs and Secretary and Board of Directors member for the National Association of Schools of Dance.
  • In 2014-15 he was named the Jacksonville University Professor of the Year.