Jenni Gordon, a freelance movement artist and educator, received a BFA in Dance, Magna Cum Laude, from the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College. During her time at Purchase, she also studied at London Contemporary Dance School, where she performed the work of Merce Cunningham. A Houston native, Jenni graduated from the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts and trained at Rowland School of Ballet in Kingwood, Texas. Jenni has performed works by Peter Chu, Frances Chiaverini, Danielle Desnoyers, Lane Gifford, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Ginnette Laurin, Tom Weinberger, and Twyla Tharp.
Jenni is honored to have been a member of chuthis., a contemporary dance company under the direction of choreographer Peter Chu, from the beginning. She also serves as an assistant on many of Chu’s teaching and choreographic endeavors, including commissions for Charlotte Ballet and Staatstheater Augsburg. Most recently, Jenni has staged Peter’s work on SALT Contemporary Dance Company, Marymount Manhattan College, University of Utah, Booker T. Washington HSPVA, and Charlotte Ballet’s Pre- Professional Program, among others. Jenni has also acted as assistant and rehearsal director for many of Peter’s recent creations, including pieces for Ballet Augsburg, Germany, Charlotte Ballet, Giordano Dance Chicago, and Charlotte Ballet II. Jenni is also very passionate about movement education; she serves as the Education Program Director for chuthis., and travels throughout the country as a guest educator. Highlights include SpringboardX | shift perspective, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, RDA’s National Choreography Intensive, & MIP2. Jenni lives in Austin, TX with her family.