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biography

Jenna Riegel, a native of Fairfield, Iowa, has been a New York-based dancer, performer and teacher since 2007. Jenna holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Maharishi University of Management. Since moving to NYC, Jenna has performed with Daara Dance (choreographer Michel Kouakou), Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Shaneeka Harrell, Tania Isaac Dance and johannes weiland. She has also toured and performed nationally and internationally as a company member of David Dorfman Dance, Alexandra Beller/ Dances and Bill Young/ Colleen Thomas & Company. In 2011, Jenna joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Jenna teaches classes in Contemporary Technique in New York City at Gina Gibney Dance Center, Mark Morris Dance Center, 100 Grand Dance and Barnard College, as well as Contemporary Partnering at The Juilliard School. In addition, she has taught master classes at The Joffrey Ballet School, Columbia College, NYU, The New School, Ohio State University, SUNY Purchase, Bard College, Connecticut College, Emory College, Arizona State University, Brigham-Young University, Dartmouth College, Williams College, Skidmore College, LIU, University of Maryland, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Berkeley, University of Iowa, the American Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival. Jenna is currently a Visiting Guest Faculty at Virginia Commomwealth University.

 
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"The work is always in motion, from the moment the performers strut onstage like runway models to a cyclone-like solo, toward the end, by the magnetic Jenna Riegel."

-Siobhan Burke, New York Times