Jenna Pollack is pursuing her M.A. in Choreography at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona (IAB), and recently received a Certificate with Honors from Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe program. She has performed with Scottish Dance Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, American Repertory Theater, Bryan Arias Company, Equus Projects|On Site, Lincoln Center Education, Bash the Trash, and BOP Montréal.
Jenna is equally committed to producing interdisciplinary performance. She has combined forces with the acting department at the IAB (2017), Manhattan-based immersive production agency DAU al SET (2014+2015), and with Juilliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts (2013+2015). Beyond the stage, she has danced in a music video for Arcade Fire's Will Butler, and is featured in Pantone's 2014 'make it brilliant' ad campaign. Jenna is also a dedicated teaching artist and has worked with Lincoln Center Education, Together in Dance NYC, and Children’s Musical Theater Camp China, and co-directed The Arusha Arts Initiative in Tanzania and Kenya from 2010-2012. She is currently on faculty at the IAB.
Jenna graduated from The Juilliard School after studying at the LINES Ballet/Dominican University program, UC Berkeley, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Watch Jenna
Jen Passios A Central Massachusetts native, Jen received her early dance training at Michelle Goodwin’s School of Dance. She went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Mount Holyoke College (B.A. Dance and Biology) and received the Helen Rogers Award for her contributions to the dance department. As part of the Five College Consortium, she had the privilege of performing in works by Ohad Naharin, Adrienne Hawkins, and Billbob Brown, amongst others. Jen has studied on scholarship at nationally renowned institutions including the Bates Dance Festival (ME), Earthdance (MA) and the American Dance Festival (NC), and has performed throughout the Northeast, notably as part of the ChEcK Us OuT Festival (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art’s First Friday Series (MA), and as an apprentice with Jean Appolon Expressions. Currently, Jen grooves with the Creative Class at Urbanity Dance, serves as a Dance Management Fellow at Green Street Studios and educates young dancers at several institutions across MA and NH. She is excited to dive into her first season with JJ&D. Watch Jen
Whitney Cover was raised in Washington State and received her BA Dance Performance from the University of California, Irvine. After graduating, Whitney continued dancing as a freelance artist in Chicago working on projects with companies such as Khecari Dance Theater and Thodos Dance Chicago while continuing her studies as a scholarship student of Lou Conte Dance Studio/Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She transplanted to the UK to pursue her MA Dance Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire as a member of Transitions Dance Company and continued dancing and teaching in London after completing her degree. She has recently returned to the US, migrated to the Boston area, and is enjoying exploring the vibrant arts community of the Northeast. When not dancing, you can find Whitney studying or teaching anatomy and movement; she is a certified Pilates Instructor and has been involved in movement re-education for the last eight years. Watch Whitney
Olivia Coombs began her training in ballet under the direction of Jessica Wilson at Ballet Workshop of New England. She then studied at the Alonzo King Lines Ballet Training Program for two years where she performed works by Alonzo King, Maurya Kerr, Sidra Bell, Iratxe Ansa, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, and Erik Wagner. Olivia then apprenticed with Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver for one season. She has also performed work by Ismael Ivo as part of a special research project at Impulstanz in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently freelancing as a dancer in Boston where she has performed in works by several local choreographers. Watch Olivia
Mitzi Eppley graduated magna cum laude from The Boston Conservatory’s BFA Contemporary Dance Program. Her early training began at BalletMet in Columbus, OH where she trained with Susan Dromisky, Dmitri Suslov, Maria Glimcher, and April Berry into the pre-professional level. She has been influenced in the body/mind/soul by Joy Davis, Kurt Douglas, Tai Jimenez, and Carlee Travis. Mitzi has worked with renowned choreographers such as Aszure Barton, Keith Thompson, Brian Brooks, Robert Battle, Sidra Bell, and Zoe Scofield. Her diverse summer adventures include The Washington Ballet School, American Dance Festival, Northwest Dance Project, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, and ImPulsTanz in Vienna. After obtaining various movement influences from Ultima Vez, Rosas Danst Rosas, Trisha Brown, William Forsythe, and Flying Low Technique, she hopes to continue expanding her body/mind/soul in the next exciting and free-falling stage of her life. Watch Mitzi
Cacia LaCount, a native of Boston, MA, began her training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. She graduated from The Boston Conservatory in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Dance Performance as a Jan Veen Scholar. Cacia performed works by Robert Battle, Uri Sands, Dwight Rhoden, Merce Cunningham, Pam Tanowitz, Andrea Miller and Ohad Naharin. Her training includes world-renown artists and schools such as, The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Doug Varone and Dancers, Gallim Dance, and Ate9 Dance company. Since graduating, Cacia has had the pleasure of dancing with Heather Stewart Dance, Lorraine Chapman The Company and spent this past summer performing in Toronto Fringe Festival. In addition to performing, she also had the honor of presenting her own work at The Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn NY, Gibney Dance Center, in NYC and at The Boston Conservatory. Most recently, Cacia is excited to be a part of the process of Jessie Jeanne & Dancers! Watch Cacia