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.
Currently, Jenni is a creative associate with Tasdance, rehearsal direct's at ADC and continues to develop her independent practice. Recently, Jenni choreographed and performed in the FAUX MO House Party for Mona Foma 2022 - a 7hr durational house party with Tasdance under direction of James Brennan & Willoh Weiland. Jenni co-choreographed ‘All Expenses Paid' for STOMPIN at Mona Foma 2021 and ‘Trio for Harp, Harpist & Dancer’ for Tasdance at Ten Days On the Island 2021.
Jenni’s choreographic inquiry focuses on the subject/object dynamic in relation to the female body as a questioning of capitalist and consumerist conditioning.
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