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Jenna Pollack (she/her/hers) is an international freelance choreographer and performer, an Assistant Professor of Dance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Visiting Lecturer at Salem State University, and on the Staff and U.S. Board of Directors for Springboard Danse Montréal. Her creative practice spans the realms of dance, theatre, engineering, film, site, and cultural organizing. This season she is an Arts Envoy to the U.S. Embassy in Colombia in collaboration with the University of Caldas, one of the Boston Center for the Arts and Boston Dance Alliance's Dancemaker Residents for the 2020-21 season alongside Victoria Awkward/VLA Dance, a featured artist for the ICA Boston's First Friday series, and was a 2020 finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship for Choreography. This fall Jenna will begin her M.A. in Urban Planning and Policy at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently pursuing an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy through the University of Pennsylvania.
For the 2019-20 season she was commissioned by the Olin College of Engineering, New Movement Collaborative, Hubbard Street Professional Program, The Reciprocity Collaborative, and Endicott College. She has choreographed for Bridge Repertory Theater, InDance Barcelona, Theater Felina-Areal Mannheim, Urbanity Dance, Boston Moving Arts Productions, Brandeis University Theater Department, Salem State University Theater Department, Providence College Dance Department, and in NYC focused on immersive performance with The Center for Innovation in the Arts at Juilliard and Dau al Set Productions. Additionally, she was the Dramaturg and Rehearsal Director for The Davis Sisters' 2018-2019 season.
She is currently a performer with Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co. She has previously performed with little house dance company, Betsy Miller, Bridge Repertory Theater, Scottish Dance Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera (Hofesh Shechter and Kim Brandstrup), American Repertory Theater, Bryan Arias, Equus Projects, and BOP Montréal. Beyond the stage, she is a Principal Dancer in the 2019 feature film 'Little Women' directed by Greta Gerwig, was in a music video for Arcade Fire's Will Butler, featured in Pantone's 'Make it Brilliant' ad campaign, a highlighted Harvard Business School Online alumnus, and guested on the Playbill podcast: The Compass.
Jenna holds an M.A. with Distinction in Choreography from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, a Certificate with Honors from Harvard Business School Online’s CORe program, and a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from The Juilliard School. She has worked as a dance educator for Lincoln Center Education, The New York City Department of Education, Together in Dance, Children’s Musical Theater Camp in Shenzhen, China, and Co-Directed The Arusha Arts Initiative in East Africa.