Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Jenai Cutcher West

Jenai Cutcher West recently moved to New Haven from New York City. She tap dances, writes about dance, teaches dance, and makes dance movies. She has performed with Brenda Bufalino, Savion Glover, Derick Grant, Lynn Schwab, Rumba Tap, Ritmico, and Tap City and has appeared locally in the Rebound Dance Festival and the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Her first documentary, Thinking On Their Feet, has screened at The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, Southern Utah International Film Festival, and Newfilmmakers Film Festival in New York. Jenai has written three books for children about dance, contributed articles and reviews to The Village Voice, Dance magazine, Dance Teacher, and several online publications, and has recently completed Columbus Moves: A Brief History of Contemporary Dance, a book about dance in Columbus, Ohio.  She has an MFA in Dance and Technology from The Ohio State University.

 

Jenai Cutcher West currently teaches tap dance and body percussion at Salve Regina University, the Educational Center for the Arts, and Neighborhood Music School.

She hosts community tap classes every Tuesday night at Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Additional Links: 
A feature-length documentary about the women of the Tap Renaissance
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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jenai
Job Title/Position: 
Tap dancer, writer, choreographer, video maker, teacher
Mailing Address: 
245 West Park Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Physical Address: 
245 West Park Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
Last Name: 
Cutcher West
Phone: 
917-753-1297

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Folk
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Dance - Tap / Percussive
Humanities - General
Humanities - History
Humanities - Literature
Literary Arts- Fiction
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Literary Arts - Publishing
Media - General
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Film
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Jazz
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Residency - In School
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
35
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
International

I am a Touring Artist

State of Residence: 
Connecticut

I am a Teaching Artist