Dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer.
Company
The Body Orchestra
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Jenn first fell in love with movement through competitive figure skating. She completed a BFA in dance and a BA in English literature from Simon Fraser University in 2010, after which she studied contact improvisation on a scholarship at EDAM. From 2010-2012, she co-directed Triadic Dance Works, a collective that performed extensively in Vancouver as well as Seattle and Berlin.
From 2013 to 2015, Edwards was based in Europe and toured with Vienna’s Flowmotion Dance Company through Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, London, Turkey, The Middle East, India, Brazil, and Mexico. Jenn has showcased her own choreography at Fusion Festival (Berlin), 12 Minutes Max (Vancouver and Seattle), Vines Art Festival, To.Be.Announced, New Blue Dance (Toronto), Your Dance Fest (Toronto), and Fringe Festivals across Canada. Choreographic residencies include The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodwards, Mascall Dance’s BLOOM series, and Garage Performing Arts Centre (Corfu, Greece).
Most recently Jenn has danced in works by Karissa Fyrrar (Polynomials), Jamee Valin, David Wilson (The Parahumans), and Patricia Allison, and will be performing in a new work by contemporary skating troupe, Le Patin Libre, in 2020. Jenn is currently a head teacher at DanSing Performance Studio in Labrador City, NL, where she also teaches yoga, barre fitness, and off-ice movement for figure skaters. As a freelance writer, she is a regular contributor to Dance International Magazine and has also written for outlets such as Dance Central (online magazine), the Berlin Film Journal and Berlin Logs (culture blogs), and Local Suicide (music blog).
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Shipwreck2020
    Experimental, Short
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Shipwreck2020
    Experimental, Short
Best Experimental Film
Shipwreck
Experimental Dance and Music Festival
Toronto
2020
Official Selection
Shipwreck
IMARP - Mostra Internacional de dança
Sao Paolo
2020
Official Selection
Shipwreck
Frostbite International Indie Fest
Colorado Springs
2020
Audience Choice Award - Canadian Voices Program
Shipwreck
WildDogs International Screendance Festival
Calgary
2020
Official Selection
Shipwreck
Film Fest by Rogue Dancer
North Carolina
Official Selection
Shipwreck
Frame x Frame
Houstin, Texas
College
Simon Fraser University
Dance/ English Literature
20062010
Birth Date
April 1, 1987
Nickname
Jenn
Birth City
Vancouver, Canada
Current City
Toronto, Ontario
Hometown
Vancouver
Gender
Female
Dancer, choreographer, teacher, and writer.
Company
The Body Orchestra
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