Jenny can be commissioned or hired as a choregrapher for various projects, events, venues and companies.
*Commission her company, Rocha Dance Theater to perform new or past contemporary works of dance theater that can range from a short work to an evening length piece. Check out the latest work, Battledress!
*Jenny also creates a large repertory of short vignettes for her cabaret dance group, The Painted Ladies. Hire the company to perform new or existing choreography.
*Hire Jenny to choreograph acts for your commercial or entertainment events and projects! She can create for your group of dancers or provide dancers from her own roster of dynamic performers. Rocha currently choreographs for various entertainment companies in the U.S. and abroad.
*Hire Jenny to choreograph for film/video. Film credits include: It Felt Like Love-Sundance Film Festival selection/Film Festival Rotterdam/BamCinemaFest 2013 and Ode-directed by Gary Shore.
*Hire Jenny to be part of a creative team for your event or venue.
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"lively choreography that borrows just as much from hip hop as it does ballet"- Gia Kourlas, New York Times
Rocha’s choreography is a no-holds-barred mixture of modern, hip-hop, and jazz, rife with lifts, spins, body rolls, athletic extensions, beautiful lines..."- Amy Pearsal, NYtheater.com
Jenny performs various genres of dance such as modern/contemporary, dance theater, performance art, jazz, hip hop, tap, contact partnering, improvisation, character work, burlesque, physical comedy, mime and more. She has worked with noted choreographers and companies such as Heidi Latsky Dance, Sean Curran Company, Gary Shore and Kelli Wicke Davis. She currently performs with her 2 companies (Rocha Dance Theater and Painted Ladies), Elan Artists, Shien Lee's Dances of Vice, The Box and others. "Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies" perform every weekend as a resident dance company at Galapagos Art Space' Floating Kabarette. Check for performance updates Here!
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"a beauty in her clear, bold way, her face nakedly revealing fierce self confidence and vulnerability"- Jennifer Dunning, New York Times
""Rocha's full-out, confident, passionate style in performance as well as choreography makes her an artist to watch"
-Eva Yaa Assantewaa-Infinite Body
"..one of those tiny women who becomes larger-than-life onstage, and puts on styles with steps, the costumes almost an after thought." -JD Oxblood
“In her own dancing, she welds a fierce attack to a sexy sensibility and a sense of humor.” Culturebot.com
Jenny has been a teaching artist in NYC since 2000. Currently, she is the lead instructor for BAM's "Dancing Into the Future" program and is on the guest faculty at Mark Morris Dance Center. She has been a guest artist at Rhode Island College, West Virginia University, ACDFA at Conn College and a revisiting artist at Roger Williams University from 2002-2013. She has also taught at Dance New Amsterdam, was on faculty for the Brooklyn organization CREATE and has taught at many other studios and after school programs. She has taught all ages and levels.
Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced modern dance
Movement for the Actor
Costume Design for Dance
Painted Ladies Workshop
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Book or commission:
Jenny for solo projects, acts and gigs.
Jenny also has an extended roster of professionally trained dancers that can be booked for Go-Go, Roaming Acts, Improv performances, Greeters, film extras, video dance and Burlesque.
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Dance styles that can be provided:
Era themed (1920's, 1940's, !950's, 1960's Mod, !970's Disco)
"somehow managing to channel both the grace of Claudette Colbert and the comedy of Buster Keaton"- NYtheater.com
Jenny Rocha is a versatile dance artist- creating contemporary work, commercial work, mixing genres of dance, designing costumes and teaching various classes. Currently, Jenny is a teaching artist at BAM for their “Dancing Into the Future” program (2012-2014), a resident artist at Galapagos Art Space (Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies), the in-house choreographer for Elan Artists, a performer for Shien Lee's Dances of Vice and on the guest faculty at Mark Morris Dance Center. Her current projects include a dance/installation piece entitled "Battledress" which premiered at The Boston Center for the Arts in December 2013 and her cabaret dance group, The Painted Ladies. As a dancer, she has worked with noted companies and artists such as Heidi Latsky Dance, Sean Curran Company and mentors, Gary Shore & Kelli Wicke Davis. Rocha has performed in formal theaters, cabaret stages, operas, films and video, NBCs America's Got Talent, outdoor festivals, and many other performance mediums. As choreographer and artistic director of her Brooklyn-based company, Rocha Dance Theater, Jenny has created over 50 works and 12 evening-length productions since 2001. In addition to choreographing for her own company, she creates work for directors, clubs, music shows, commissioned events, entertainment companies, films and college companies. As a teacher, she has been a guest artist at Rhode Island College, West Virginia University, ACDFA at Connecticut College and a revisiting artist at Roger Williams University (2001-2013). Jenny has also taught in NY public schools for the organization CREATE and has been a guest artist at Dance New Amsterdam in NYC. Rocha graduated with a BA in Dance from Roger Williams University in 1996 where she received the Thomas Paolino Scholarship and The Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award. Rocha has received funding from The Emerging Artist Award in Boston, the Thomas Moore Foundation, Danspace Projects Commissioning Initiative, The Boston Center for the Arts and the Puffin Foundation.
“she evokes strong emotion physically, here through flung, pivoting and slashing bodies."
"a beauty in her clear bold way, her face nakedly revealing fierce self-confidence and vulnerability"
"lively choreography that borrows just as much from hip hop as it does ballet”
"Every now and then, I see a production that makes me clasp my hands with delight and I want to send everyone to experience it for themselves."
"If you enjoy innovative, high-energy dance performances tinged with wry wit, make a point to see her work."
Rocha has a notable talent for creating work that is both aesthetically interesting and powerfully communicative.”
"hilarious manic tootsies"
"In creating this brilliant performance piece, it is very apparent that Ms. Rocha has tapped into a vast treasure of artistic and intellectual capital."
"witty amalgamations of modern and jazz dance styles in vaudeville frames.."
"this show puts the art back into tart"
Jenny Rocha & Her Painted Ladies perform vignettes that are a fusion of dance, physical comedy, theater and burlesque. Using a wide range of styles such as modern, hip-hop, jazz and tap, Rocha creates versatile, high-energy dances for a stunning cast of ladies.
Battledress is a dance/installation piece created specifically for museums and galleries. The work embodies bold movement, costume design and an original music score. This work is a project of Rocha Dance Theater.
Click here to learn more about this exciting new work!