Jenni Large

Choreographer, New Breed 2022

An award-winning choreographer and contemporary dance artist, based on palawa Country in lutruwita/Tasmania, Jenni is “grateful to live and dance upon the unceded lands of our First Nations People across Australia.” Jenni is a performer, teacher, and a rehearsal director who is passionate about living and working regionally and sharing the vitality of the dancing experience through the various limbs of her practice.

Graduating from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2010, Jenni has worked extensively across independent and company environments, performing regionally, nationally and internationally. From 2015 to 2020, as a formative ensemble member with Kyle Page & Amber Haines at Dancenorth she performed in a plethora of award-winning works by renowned choreographers at home and throughout America, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Europe.

Recent engagements include; Rehearsal Director at Australasian Dance Collective, collaborator and performer with Legs on the Wall in THAW and as an ongoing collaborator with Ashleigh Musk and GUTS Dance, Central Australia.

Recent works include; Flesh Net – WAAPA, All Expenses Paid – STOMPIN, Trio for Harp, Harpist & Dancer (with Emily Sanzaro) – Tasdance/Ten Days on The Island and Faux Mo House Party – Mona Foma 2022. Jenni was thrilled to receive the 2022 Keir Choreographic ‘People’s Choice Award’ for her new work Wet Hard.

Jenni is currently a Creative Associate at Tasdance, where she continues to develop the many aspects of her practice. Choreographically her interests merge dance, performance/endurance art and visual art. Centralising materials, costuming and objects including foam, plaster and netting to explore how the body is in relationship to ‘other’, transfixed on unpacking current and historical socio-political issues. Her new independent work, Body Body Commodity, is an investigation of the impacts of consumerism and capitalism on the female body.