Artistic Statement

I collaborate with choreographers, directors, and other designers to enlighten the stories told in dance and theatre.  As I sculpt a space with light and shadow, I support the stories as they come alive.

Biography

I grew up in Denver, Colorado and earned my BA in Theatre Arts (Design/Technology) with a minor in Dance from Colorado Mesa University (CMU). My theatrical work began with Phamaly Theatre Company where I worked for three years as a lighting intern and Assistant Lighting Designer for Stephen D. Mazzeno. While at CMU, in addition to the productions I worked on for my degree, I designed for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra as well as the Grand Junction Rockestra. In 2014, I worked as a production intern for the American Dance Festival and the following year joined the staff  as the Master Electrician at the Reynolds Industries Theatre . Most recently, I was employed as the Master Electrician at the PACE Center in Parker, Colorado.  As a freelance designer and technican I can be found working with companies such as Ballet X, the Vail Dance Festival, Wonderbound Dance Company, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Canyon Concert Ballet, Zikr Dance Ensemble, or APEX Dance.  I love the art community in the Denver Metro area and I look forward to encountering more work opportunities as the community continues to grow and thrive. 

Personal Recommendations

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“Jenna is capable of navigating technical work with a deft hand, creative eye, and a warm and inviting personality that also knows when it’s time to crack the whip and get to work. I took note of all of these qualities and more as Jenna was my stage manager in a production of Once Upon a Mattress. Jenna was concise in direction and organized in prowess. As this was early on in my undergrad career, any nerves I may have had were always alleviated by Jenna’s patience and guidance. All of the directors Jenna worked alongside were always extremely trusting of her capabilities. “

“I cannot finish without bringing to light the fact that Jenna is also a performer herself. Jenna’s minor in dance should only increase her value in the job market. She is a polished and graceful athlete when it comes to dance. As a performer myself, I value the synergetic insight Jenna boasts in combining her perspectives from on and off the stage. As such, Jenna not only understands performers but is capable of developing healthy and familial communication. She bolsters strong creative energy and has made for some stunning lighting designs for musicals and dance performances. “

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