Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Jenna Pollack

Jenna Pollack is a Boston-based choreographer, movement director, performer, and educator.

For the 2019-20 season she has been 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 Dramaturge and Rehearsal Director for The Davis Sisters' 2018-2019 season.

She is a performer with Ali Kenner Brodsky, Betsy Miller, and Heather Stewart. She has previously danced for Bridge Repertory Theater, Scottish Dance Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, 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. Additionally, she works in Public and Artist Relations for Springboard Danse Montréal, is a Dance Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Boston, and assists in marketing for The Lion's Jaw Festival. She teaches locally at The Boston Ballet School, Salem State University, and Urbanity Dance. 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 China, and Co-Directed The Arusha Arts Initiative in East Africa.

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This is the first iteration of a jointly-constructed performance piece spanning the realms of sustainable design and choreography. After an August 2020 Premiere, the team aims to continue researching and performing the piece throughout New England.
After a year-long residency for 2019 with support from the National Parks Service and The Boston Foundation, Choreographer Jenna Pollack and video artist Sue Murad will be spending most of 2020 in post-production editing this evening-length film.
Commissioned by the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Professional Program, the piece is a collaboration with visual pop-artist E.LEE at the Chicago Art Department. The dancers underwent an “art heist”, entangling the audience in an immersive experience.
A Spring 2019 commission for Urbanity Dance Company
Commissioned by the InDance Barcelona Festival +reprised at the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival: A scaffolded exploration on fragile, fragmented inner workings. 2018
Choreographer and Movement Director for the Brandeis University Theater Department production
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, commissioned by The Jewish Arts Collaborative
Commissioned by Boston Moving Arts Productions, and premiered at the Boston Center for the Arts: Our trials and exaltations are like a perpetual, universal memory. 2018
Co-created and performed by myself and German dancer Michael Bronczkowski in Mannheim, Germany. It was commissioned and funded by the City of Mannheim and the Felina Theater. 2017
Co-produced by Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts and with a team of an actress + composer we probe the authorship of the audience experience through motion capture software, projection, and interactive technology. 2015

I Have Worked With

  • May 2020

    Arts Envoy in Manizales, Bogota, Medellin,Tumaco, and Quibdo: May-June 2020.

  • January 2020

    Spring Concert Commission

  • May 2019

    Commission for Main Company, Spring 2019 premiere of 'the promenade'

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Jenna
Job Title/Position: 
Choreographer, Movement Director, Performer, Educator
Physical Address: 
516 E 2nd St 35
Boston, MA 02127
Last Name: 
Pollack
Phone: 
2247147517

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Musical
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Year Founded: 
2013
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston: Dance Fellow 2018-2020
Public and Artist Relations for Springboard Danse Montréal, 2013-present
Education: 
The Juilliard School: BFA Dance Performance, 2013
Institute of the Arts Barcelona: M.A. with Distinction in Dance, with focus on Interdisciplinary Producing and Choreography, 2017
Harvard Business School Online: Certificate, Pass with Honors, 2016
Awards: 
Arts Envoy for U.S. Embassy to Colombia
MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists Program
The City of Boston’s Boston Opportunity Fund
Olin College of Engineering Sketch Model Summer Studio Award
he Dance Complex Visiting Artist Residency
The OnStage Dance Company Residency Program

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Negotiated based on individual events
Minimum 900sqft of sprung dance floor
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$20,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Design
Theater
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors