Jenny Rocha is a choreographer, producer, costume designer, teaching artist and performer. Currently, she is the artistic director of Rocha Dance Theater and her cabaret group, The Painted Ladies. Jenny is also a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (2012-2015), Brooklyn AirSpace and on the guest faculty at Mark Morris Dance Center. As a dancer, she has worked with noted companies and artists such as Heidi Latsky Dance, Sean Curran Company, and mentors Gary Shore & Kelli Wicke Davis to name a few. Rocha has performed in formal theaters, cabaret stages, operas, films, NBCs America’s Got Talent, festivals, and more. As artistic director of RDT, Jenny has created over 50 works and 12 evening-length productions. She has been a guest artist at Rhode Island College, West Virginia University, ACDFA and a revisiting artist at Roger Williams University since 2001. Rocha graduated with a BA in Dance from Roger Williams University where she received The Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. Jenny has received support from The Emerging Artist Award Boston, the Thomas Moore Foundation, Danspace Projects Commissioning Initiative, The Puffin Foundation, a residency grant from Armitage Gone! Dance/Contemporary MANA and The Boston Center for the Arts.
December 27, 2016 |