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JESSICA HAENER

Jessica graduated from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance in 2013. She then freelanced as a performer for a variety of independent choreographers in the UK and Switzerland, as well as touring nationally with Earthfall, BalletLORENT and Run Ragged Productions. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Swallowsfeet Collective co-curating OOPS, a festival bringing contemporary performances and visual artists to Brighton, leading on the artist management.

 

She completed her Masters degree in Applied Anthropology and Community Development at Goldsmiths University in 2019 and has since established herself as a community development officer at the Telegraph Hill Centre; leading and developing the community outreach and engagement for the centre with a particular focus on Branching Out, a project she coordinates, which offers weekly activities to people over 55 years and opportunities to meet with each other in an effort to counter isolation. 

 

Today, her practice lies between dance and community work with the aim to facilitate opportunities to bridge these two worlds together, while creating space for exploration, development and creativity to thrive. 

 

Jessica joined Traceworks Dance in September 2015 and has since collaborated with the company on various projects, as a dancer, co-choreographer and now for JACK DEFROST as a creative producer.