Spring 2015 BC Beat Choreographer
Jennifer Jancuska is an American choreographer noted for her narrative and physical approach to theater. Her work as a creator and leader has garnered sold out theatrical runs and teaching opportunities at notable universities around the world. Dance Magazine, Dance Informa and Dance Exec are among the many publications to feature Jennifer’s work and leadership within the theater and dance communities; “most memorable element is the superb original choreography by Jennifer Jancuska” –Citizen Times.
Jennifer is currently in development with composers Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk on the new immersive musical, THE BAD YEARS as well as composers Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson on the new musical ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Both productions have scheduled 2015 workshops and performances in New York City. Throughout the 2014 season Jennifer has worked with The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Camille A. Brown and Daniel Aukin on the world premier production of FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Associate Choreographer), with Janine Tesori, Oliver Butler, and Lin-Manuel Miranda on TICK TICK…BOOM for Encores! Off-Center at City Center (Associate Choreographer), with Lawrence Arancio on a daring, re-imagined CAP21 production of RENT (Choreographer), with Lillian King to create a visually striking production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Choreographer) at New London Barn Playhouse, with Vincent Marini for Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON (Choreographer), and with producer, Justin Nichols on new works in collaboration with Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond, Ty Defoe, Tidtaya Sinutoke, Matte O'Brien and Matt Vinson, Ethan Anderson, and Drew Gasparini.
In 2013 Jennifer collaborated with Andy Blankenbuehler (ONLY GOLD), Michael Heiztman, Nick Blaemire and the Lucille Lortel Foundation as Choreographer for the annual live awards show, and with Vincent Marini, Richard Hinds and Flat Rock Playhouse on COTTON PATCH GOSPEL (Choreographer), EVITA (Associate Director/Choreographer), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer), the re-imagined, sold-out production of CATS (Choreographer, Associate Director), and LOST HIGHWAY (Choreographer, Associate Director). Recent work also includes choreography for ZELDA: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY with Andy Blankenbuehler, Frank Wildhorn, Jack Murphy and Vincent Marini, associate director/choreographer at The Royal George Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre and the Merrimack Theatre, lead flyer and assistant choreographer for Phish at Madison Square Garden, as well as choreographer and master teacher for studios and universities including Shanghai Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, PACE University, College of Charleston and Broadway Dance Center. A graduate of Cornell University, Jennifer is the co-founder of Broadway Connection, a national and international arts education organization and the creative director and producer of BC Beat.