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Instructor

Jenna Spinei

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Jenna Spinei is a performer, educator, choreographer and movement therapist, who has worked between Ireland, England and the United States for over ten years. Jenna held a teaching artist fellowship for Youth Arts Alliance, facilitating dance and movement workshops in juvenile detention settings throughout Southeast Michigan. She also held a teaching artist position for the University of Michigan Musical Society, facilitating workshops for DakhaBrakha, A Far Cry, and A Roomful of Teeth performances, in addition to a Ping Chong + Company Voices of Muslim Identity residency. Jenna has worked for Wayne State University, facilitating sessions for groups of child refugees from Syria and Iraq as part of Dr. Arash Javanbakht's BCBS grant "Improving of Emotional Well-Being of Alternative Therapies for Refugees". She spent years teaching at Broadway Dance Ireland and Jackson School of the Arts, in addition to numerous guest workshops in the US and abroad. She has performed with The Dance Ensemble of Michigan, People Dancing, Movement Artists’ Guild, Cornrows Dance, AuxWerks Dance, Jillian Hopper Dances, and in “The Voice of Dance” by Sally Pesetsky.

Qualifications

MA, Dance Movement Psychotherapy
Goldsmiths, University of London

BS, Movement Science University of Michigan
University of Michigan