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 in lutruwita/Tasmania. Across her practice, Jenni locates the body as a site for transformation, play and connection driven by the personal and political potency of embodiment.

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 x Michael Smith, Aimee Smith, Sue Peacock, Isabella Stone, Leigh Warren & Dances, Rhiannon Newton and was a founding member of The Dance Makers Collective. Recently, Jenni performed in THAW by Legs On the Wall, a durational solo a-top a melting ice sculpture suspended over the Sydney Harbour.

Recently Jenni was rehearsal director at ADC and she regulalry collaborates with GUTS Dance Central Australia. She is currently a Creative Associate with Tasdance where she continues to develop her independent practice.

Jenni’s choreographic practice is a cross-section of dancing, performance/endurance art and visual art, often integrating objects such as foam, plaster and netting to explore current and historical socio-political themes in relation to women.

Her recent works include '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 thrilled to have recently received the 2022 Keir Choreographic ‘People’s Choice Award’ for her new work ‘Wet Hard’ and is currently investigating the impacts of consumerism and capitalism on the female body in her upcoming work ‘Body Body Commodity’.








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