Founding DMC Member
Born and raised in Naarm/Melbourne, Jenni is a contemporary dance artist collaborating, performing, choreographing, teaching and rehearsal directing across the unceded lands of so-called Australia. Currently based on palawa country 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 Serle, Alisdair Macindoe and Jo Lloyd.
Independently, Jenni has performed in works by Ashleigh Musk, Aimee Smith, Sue Peacock, Isabella Stone, Leigh Warren & Dancers and was a founding member of Dance Makers Collective. Recently, Jenni performed in THAW by Legs On the Wall (Sydney Festival & Nelson Arts Festival) and she regularly collaborates with GUTS Dance Central Australia.
Throughout 2021 Jenni was rehearsal director at Australasian Dance Collective and she regularly teaches for training institutions and renowned companies across Australia.
Jenni is currently a Creative Associate at Tasdance where she continues to develop her practice, oscillating between performing (‘Reactor’ ‘Collision’ ‘Illuminate’), teaching, choreographing and producing in professional and community environments. Jenni also worked for Tasdance (2012-2013) performing and touring works by Larissa McGowan, Anton, Tanja Leidtke, Byron Perry and more.
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 the body.
Her recent works include ‘Wet Hard’ – Winner of the Keir Choreographic ‘Peoples Choice Award’, ‘Flesh Net’ for WAAPA, ‘All Expenses Paid’ for STOMPIN/Mona Foma, ‘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. In 2022, Jenni also premiered ’S U C K E R’ for Sydney Dance Company’s annual New Breed Season and is currently developing a new work ‘Body Body Commodity’ set to Premiere at Mona Foma in 2023 which explores the impacts of consumerism and capitalism on the female body.
Recently Jenni was grateful to be awarded a Chloe Munro Fellowship from Lucy Guerin Inc.