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Jimmy Hoskins Visiting Artists Chair

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Jimmy Hoskins touched the lives and careers of countless actors over the years. As a tribute to Jimmy, an endowment for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training has been established through gifts from his friends, colleagues and the many people he touched.

The Jimmy Hoskins Visiting Artists Chair in Stage Movement and Dance will provide an income to enable specialists in movement and dance techniques to offer workshops at the Conservatory.

Making a Donation

Funds were first solicited to create the Hoskins Chair in 2013. More than 100 Conservatory alums and friends of Jimmy participated, and the Chair reached its minimum endowment level in 2014.

Jimmy passed away on December 22, 2014 before seeing us reach his goal of raising $175,000. If you have made a gift already, we say THANK YOU and ask that you will make the Hoskins Chair part of your annual giving. If you have not yet made a gift, please do so now.

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To make a gift online to this fund, please click the Donate button, choose “More Designations” and type in the fund name. Please mail checks, made payable to “FSU Foundation” with the fund name noted to: the address below.

Jessica Comas
Director of Development
FSU College of Fine Arts
236 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1170
(850) 645-0701
jcomas@fsu.edu

Jimmy Hoskins Career Highlights

1954
Mae West’s Night Club Act

1955-1957
U.S. Army
Winner, All-Army Talent Contest
“The Ed Sullivan Show”
World Tour, “Rolling Along of 1956”

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1957-1958
Paris – “La Nouvelle Eve”

1958-1973
Professional Director and Choreographer:
Texas, New York, Mexico, California and Florida

1969
Asolo – “Oh! What a Lovely War”

1970
Asolo – “Dr. Faustus”

1973
Asolo – “Little Mary Sunshine,” “Broadway” and “Two Gents”

1973
FSU/Asolo Conservatory Established

1973-1983
Director and Choreographer for Asolo
FSU/Asolo Conservatory Faculty

1983-1990
Penn State Faculty

1990-1996
Professional Choreographer and Director, East Hampton and New York City

1996
FSU/Asolo Conservatory Faculty – Movement for Actors and Period Movement & Dance

1997-2012
FSU/Asolo Conservatory – Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty Member

2005
Wrote and illustrated “The Dances of Shakespeare,” published by Routledge New York/London

2012
Spring semester – Guest Professor, New College of Florida
Published the book “Our Hearts Were Khaki and Gay,” a memoir

 

See the slideshow tribute to Jimmy played at the beginning of a celebration of his life, held at the Asolo Repertory Theatre on February 9, 2015.