CONTEMPORARY DANCE ARTIST, CHOREOGRAPHER & TEACHER
Jenni is a contemporary dance artist collaborating, performing, choreographing, teaching and rehearsal directing across the unceded stolen lands of so-called Australia, based on the lands of the palawa people in lutruwita/Tasmania. Driven by the personal, political and transformational forces of embodiment, Jenni seeks genuine joy and connection through the various limbs of her practice.
A 2010 WAAPA graduate, Jenni has worked extensively across independent and company environments, regionally, remotely, nationally and internationally.
Notably, Jenni was a formative ensemble member and rehearsal director with Kyle Page & Amber Haines at Dancenorth from 2015-2020 where she performed a plethora of works by renowned choreographers and toured throughout Australia, America, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Europe. Including the multi-award wining work ‘Attractor’ by Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek, ‘Dust’, ’Rainbow Vomit’, ‘Communal Table’ and ‘Spectra’ by Amber Haines and Kyle Page and ‘One Infinity’ by Gideon Obarzanek and Amber Haines. As well as works by Ross McCormack, Stephanie Lake, Lee Searle, Alisdair Macindoe and Jo Lloyd.
Independently, Jenni has performed in works by Ashleigh Musk, Aimee Smith, Sue Peacock, Isabella Stone, Leigh Warren & Dances and was a founding member of The Dance Makers Collective. Recently, Jenni performed in THAW by Legs On the Wall and regularly works with GUTS Dance Central Australia. In 2021 Jenni was rehearsal director at ADC.
Jenni is currently a Creative Associate at Tasdance where she continues to develop her practice, oscillating between performing, teaching, choreographing and producing in professional and community environments.
Jenni’s choreographic practice is a cross-section of dancing, performance/endurance art and visual art. Often exploring and integrating objects such as foam, plaster and netting to explore current and historical socio-political themes in relation to women.
Her recent works include ‘Wet Hard’ - Winner of the Keir Choregraphic ‘Peoples Choice Award’, 'Flesh Net' for WAAPA, ‘All Expenses Paid' for STOMPIN, ‘Trio for Harp, Harpist & Dancer’ with Emily Sanzaro for Tasdance/Ten Days On the Island and ‘Faux Mo House Party’ curated by James Brennan and Willoh Weiland at Mona Foma 2022. Jenni is currently developing a new work ‘Body Body Commodity’ which explores the impacts of consumerism and capitalism on the female body.
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