Contemporary Dance Artist

Jenn Edwards

Jenn is a dance artist, movement educator, and writer.

Born and raised in Vancouver, she first fell in love with movement through competitive figure skating. Jenn 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 co-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).