About Me

Jean Fogel Zee is a Southwest poet and lifelong dancer and performer. It is through movement, poetry, and sculpture that she explores reality. Jean received a scholarship with The Royal Ballet in Houston, TX, and performed with several dance companies before she found the integrative form of Authentic Movement. The practice of Authentic Movement continues to be the informing influence in her life and work. Jean’s performance work has been supported by grants from the City of Austin, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Jean moved to Santa Fe, NM for a two year artist residency with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Through support of the foundation she was able to create large scale installations combining kinetic sculpture with the written word. Her poetry has been published in The Wild Word where she was a featured poet-in-residence. Jean is currently Artistic Director of Contemplative Arts Studio in Santa Fe, NM. She is working on her next full length performance Night Vision, set to open November 15, 2024.