Jenn Edwards

Jenn is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses dance, contemporary skating, and music. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Jenn first fell in love with movement through competitive figure skating before earning a BFA in dance at SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 2010. Her career as a performer, choreographer and movement educator has taken her to Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, and Newfoundland and Labrador, where she is currently based. 

Since 2018,  Jenn has been a company skater with Le Patin Libre, a contemporary ice skating company based in Montreal. She is a cast member in their full-length ensemble work, Murmuration, which premiered at Théâtre de la Ville in Paris in 2022, has toured in France, Germany, Sweden and the US, and was presented by the Venice Biennale in 2024. Between tours with Le Patin Libre, Jenn also coaches figure skating at the Wabush Figure Skating Club in Labrador. 

As a dancer, Jenn has toured internationally with Flowmotion Dance Company (Vienna), Tauschfühlung (Vienna), and Vospertron Performance (Berlin). Within Canada she has danced in work by independent choreographers such as Jamee Valin, Philippa Myler, Karissa Fyrrar, Patricia Allison, David Wilson, Jennifer Aoki and Carolyn Schmidt.

Her own choreography has been presented at 12 Minutes Max (Vancouver and Seattle), Fusion Festival (Berlin), Vines Art Festival (Vancouver), New Blue Dance (Toronto), Your Dance Fest (Toronto) and Dance: Made in Canada (Toronto). Her 2020 film work, Shipwreck, won Best Experimental Film at Toronto’s Experimental Dance & Music Festival, and a duet, Forcefield, was live-streamed Arts NL (St. John’s) and The Response (Vancouver) during the COVID lockdowns. In 2021 she co-directed Re:Place, a full-length, immersive outdoor dance theatre collaboration with Saskatoon’s It’s Not a Box Theatre for Vines Art Festival.

Jenn has also written numerous pieces for Dance International and Dance Collection Danse Magazine. She is currently based in Labrador West where she teaches dance, figure skating, and yoga,  and plays in an alt rock band, Ptarmageddon.


​Dance Artist             Contemporary skater            Educator