Born and raised in Naarm/Melbourne now based in lutruwita/Tasmania, Jenni works as an independent dancer, performer, teacher and award-winning choreographer across Australia. The geographical spread of her network and experiences deeply informs her values, where facilitation of safe spaces is the prerequisite for playful practice and the creation of rigorous work.

Driven by the personal, political and transformational forces of embodiment, Jenni’s choreographic work is a cross-section of dancing, performance/endurance art, object and sculpture - centering materials, apparatus and costume to subvert relational narratives. Jenni is transfixed on unpacking socio-political themes that impact women, eternally fascinated by the dynamics of sex and power her works utilise the tropes of popular-culture, horror and comedy, interested in tools like duration, tension and pay off to insight experiences of disturbance and delight....

Since graduating from WAAPA in 2010, Jenni has worked extensively across Australia in independent and company environments. She is currently a Creative Associate at Tasdance and her recent choreographic works have premiered at Mona Foma (TAS), Ten Days On The Island (TAS), The Old Fitz (NSW), WAAPA (WA), Sydney Dance Company's New Breed Season & Pre-Professional Year Program (NSW), Keir Choreographic Competition and Desert Festival (NT).

Jenni was a formative ensemble member with Kyle Page and Amber Haines at Dancenorth (2015-2020). This profound tenure sparked Jenni’s passion for regional practice and community. At Dancenorth she performed extensively across remote, regional and metropolitan Australia as well as America, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Europe in a plethora of works including the multi award-winning ‘Attractor’ by Lucy Guerin & Gideon Obarzanek, ‘Dust’, ’Rainbow Vomit’, ‘Communal Table’ and ‘Spectra’ by Amber Haines & Kyle Page, ‘One Infinity’ by Gideon Obarzanek & Amber Haines and work by Ross McCormack, Stephanie Lake, Lee Serle, Alisdair Macindoe and Jo Lloyd.

Independently, Jenni regularly collaborates with Anna Whitaker (sound designer), Ashleigh Musk and GUTS Dance (NT) and has performed in work by Sue Peacock, Isabella Stone, Leigh Warren & Dances/SA Opera, was a founding member of The Dance Makers Collective (NSW) and recently performed in the epic durational site specific ‘THAW’ with Legs On the Wall.

Choreographic works include:

‘All Expenses Paid’ (Co-choreographer) - Stompin, Mona Foma 2021 (TAS)

‘Trio for Harp, Musician & Dancer’ (with Emily Sanzaro) - Tasdance, Ten Days On The Island 2021 (TAS)

‘Faux Mo House Party’ - Mona Foma 2022 (TAS)

‘Wet Hard’ - Winner of the Keir Choreographic ‘People’s Choice Award’ 2022 (NSW/VIC)

‘Flesh Net’ - WAAPA 2022 (WA)

’S U C K E R’ - Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed 2022 (NSW)

‘Body Body Commodity’ - Mona Foma 2023 (TAS)

‘Phantom Femme Fatale’ - Redline Productions, The Old Fitz (NSW) & Desert Festival (NT) 2023

‘Synthetic Seduction’ - Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year Program, Carriage Works 2023 (NSW)

‘Truth Beauty Suffering’ - Australiasian Dance Collective, Three for Ohm Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse 2024 (QLD)

Jenni has acted as rehearsal director for Dancenorth and Australasian Dance Collective and regularly teaches for professionals, companies and tertiary institutions across the country.

Fundamental to Jenni’s practice is the principle that positive self-esteem is essential for creative flow and group harmony. Her teaching practice is inspired by trauma-informed approaches that prioritise agency, care, curiosity and collaboration. Jenni’s classes and workshops aim to increase ease, flow and strength by gradually building the complexity of movement that traverses in and out of the floor. Jenni uses contemporary dance as a framework to re-imagine and deepen multiple influences including; Body Mind Centering - Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen, Yoga, Gymnastics, Pole Dancing, Feldenkrais and Contemporary Dance Techniques.

Jenni’s work and practice has been supported by organisations and funding bodies including; Dancenorth, Tasdance, Lucy Guerin Inc, Metro Arts, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Guts Dance, Judith Wright Centre, AsiaLink, Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, RANT Arts, Creative Australia and a Chloe Munro Fellowship.

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