Jenny Rocha is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on dance, choreography and costume design. She is also a performer, producer and teaching artist. Currently, she is the artistic director of Rocha Dance Theater and her cabaret group, The Painted Ladies, who recently won for both the Best Large Group and Most Innovative at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Jenny also choreographs and produces for various public and private events, productions, entertainment companies, nightlife, colleges and films. Some credits include: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Danspace Project, La Mama, The Boston Center for the Arts, Roger Williams University, Shien Lee Artists, Galapagos Art Space, Elan Artists, The Box, MANA Contemporary, America’s Got Talent, Spring Street Social Society, and many more. Rocha’s work has been critically acclaimed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Village Voice, The Providence Journal and more. Jenny has received support from The Thomas Moore Foundation, Danspace Projects Commissioning Initiative, The Puffin Foundation, a residency grant from Armitage Gone! Dance/Contemporary MANA, The Boston Center for the Arts and The CUNY Dance Initiative 2015. Currently, Rocha is also a teaching artist at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and on the guest faculty at Mark Morris Dance Center.
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