Dabbling in all sorts of dance since the age of 5 including: ballet, latin, pole, western, hiphop and contemporary, Jenn found her true passion and has been immersed in aerial dance since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks), sling (hammock) and her first love: dance trapeze. She also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.
Opportunities to learn from Jenn at ADF 2019:
Fabric Witchcraft Immersion
Week B: Mon, August 5 – Fri, August 9 | 9am-12pm
Fabric Witchcraft Class
Week A: Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 2 | 5:30-7pm
The allure of fabric is truly multi dimensional. Its beautiful, tactile and confusing. It can seemingly defy physics. Wraps, shelves and connections can appear and disappear in an instant. Complex but stable architectures are constructed out of nothing. In this workshop we will delve deeply into Fabric Theory to build many foundations for fabric understanding and then break our own rules with some really fun examples of knots, hitches, releases, wraps and fabric theories that simply DO NOT SEEM POSSIBLE or are totally surprising to even an educated eye.
Dance Trapeze: My Favorite Partner
Week B: Mon, August 5 – Fri, August 9 | 5:30-7pm
The roots of aerial dance are planted firmly in dance trapeze. While I love to explore aerial dance and work on creating a dance-like effect in the air using many different apparatus and constructions, it is with dance trapeze that I feel the most sincere connection and the greatest freedom. In this workshop we will explore specific skills, pathways and transitions that I think are particularly dance like in nature. We will also examine the space between the bar and floor, how these two can meet and interconnect to create spins, circles, transitions, mounts and supported floor choreography to enhance your trapeze vocabulary or create an entirely new performative experience.
Dynamic Sling – Intermediate
Week A: Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 2 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Go big or go home! All the big moves, drops and totally wild transitions you can handle all in one place! We will begin this workshop with a skills progression of dynamic movements, beats, flairs and catch locks. Students can expect to work on: beats, flairs, dynamic pathways, simple drops, hands free dives, direction changing drops, fancy transitions, rolls and releases.
Fabric – Fresh Skills & Ideas – Intermediate
Week A: Mon, July 29 – Fri, August 2 | 1-2:30pm
Bored with fabric? Learn how to ask the right questions of your practice to develop a truly unique style that CONTINUES to inspire both you and the people around you. In this fabric theory heavy workshop, students can expect to explore new skills, ideas and transitions via examples and exercises in this inevitably evolving art form.