Space Grant (2013/2014)
Jen McGinn received her B.A. and M.F.A in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the ADF. She currently teaches at the University of the Arts and co-directs their Summer Institute in Dance; is a Dance Specialist for “Life Lines” Community Arts Project; directs the DPWII program at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and is the Studio Manager at the Center for Performance Research. Her teaching practices have been shaped through residencies at Dickinson College, Hollins University, Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, the American Dance Festival, West Coast Civic Ballet, and the University of Maryland, among others.
Her work has most recently been supported through a 2-year residency through Movement Research, a 2015 Gibney boo-koo awardee, and through a Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Grant. Her work has been presented throughout the East Coast and abroad at various spaces including Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2013 Space Grantee); Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks); nEW Festival (2009 AIR); Movement Research at the Judson Church (’09-’16); Danspace Project (DraftWork and Academy Dances); Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (The A.W.A.R.D Show); Franklin Street Works (Showing the Work); Dixon Place (BRINK); Performance Mix Festival (’08, ’11, ’14, ’16); CPR (New Voices in Live Performance and Performance Studio Open House); AUNTS; and the Community Education Center (New Edge Mix). Her interests include Cecchetti ballet, magical thinking, and logic problems.
Jen also makes work in collaboration with her brother, James, under the name McGinn & Again.