Jenn Edwards is a contemporary dance artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in Vancouver, she first fell in love with movement through competitive figure skating. Jenn completed a BFA in dance 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), Gold Saucer Studio, Vines Art Festival, To.Be.Announced, New Blue Dance (Toronto), and the Calgary and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals. 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, Jamee Valin, David Wilson and Patricia Allison, and will be performing in a new work by contemporary skating troupe, Le Patin Libre, in 2020. Jenn also teaches dance, yoga, barre and fitness in downtown Toronto, writes for Dance International Magazine and plays keyboards for The Inanimates, an indie rock band.