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Jenna Spinei

Asst. Adjunct Professor in Dance, BCDC Director


Jenna Spinei’s mission is to empower, inform, and inspire individuals and communities through dance and movement. She is a Seattle based educator, choreographer, performer and dance movement therapist, who has worked between Ireland, England and the United States since 2008. She holds a Movement Science BS from the University of Michigan, a Dance Movement Psychotherapy MA from Goldsmiths, University of London and is a Franklin Method® Certified Educator.

Jenna was formerly a dance faculty member at Broadway Dance Ireland, Jackson School of the Arts, and Cornish College of the Arts Preparatory Dance Program. She has taught numerous guest artist workshops in the US and abroad for organizations including IdeasTap, Artlab J, Haus of Dance, The Studio, and The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Jenna held a teaching artist position with the University of Michigan Musical Society and a two-year teaching artist fellowship with Youth Arts Alliance. She has performed with companies including The Dance Ensemble of Michigan, People Dancing, Movement Artists’ Guild, Cornrows Dance, AuxWerks Dance, and Jillian Hopper Dances. As a dance therapist, Jenna’s work and research is published in the “Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychology”.