Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Jenna’s early years were spent developing a love of dance, theatre, and dry heat. She found circus arts after completing a BA in Gender Studies and an MA in Human Rights. Circus offered a new and exciting creative outlet for personal expression. Her mixed background in academia, activism, and movement draws her into spaces where performance arts and politics intersect.
She was a member of the 2019 inaugural graduate class of the 3 year Professional-Track Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts and was a member of the core coaching staff from 2020 – 2022. She performs and coaches around the United States, and is so excited to be joining the IADF crew this year!