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Jimmy Hoskins Visiting Artists Chair (F07725)

Published January 22, 2018


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.

Jimmy Hoskins Career Highlights

Mae West’s Night Club Act

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

Paris – “La Nouvelle Eve”

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

Asolo – “Oh! What a Lovely War”

Asolo – “Dr. Faustus”

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

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Established

Director and Choreographer for Asolo
FSU/Asolo Conservatory Faculty

Penn State Faculty

Professional Choreographer and Director, East Hampton and New York City

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

FSU/Asolo Conservatory – Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty Member

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

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.

Make 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.

To make a gift online to this fund, please click the Give button, choose “More Designations” and type in the fund name. Please mail checks, made payable to “FSU Foundation” with the fund number (F07725) noted to the address below.

To discuss a gift to the College of Fine Arts at Florida State University, please contact:

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

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.