Jenelle Figgins

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Dance Spirit shoot at 16 Beaver Studio 11/19/12. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano

Jenelle Figgins joins Aspen Santa Fe Ballet from Dance Theatre of Harlem. The Washington D.C. native began training at the historic Jones-Haywood School of Ballet and Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She then won a full scholarship to Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Kennedy Center residency. After earning a BFA with honors from SUNY Purchase, she attended Springboard Danse Montreal. Jenelle is a 2014 recipient of the Princess Grace Award.

“I want to continue to learn by pairing movement with aspects of humanity. There is so much self-discovery in collaboration – and being part of a creation process makes me happy.”

  • Jenelle Figgins is a twin her sister Samantha is a member of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
  • Her elder sister Dionne is a former member of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Complexions and is presently performing on Broadway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links to articles, reviews etc:

https://www.russianpointe.com/blog/2015/09/29/jenelle-figgins-transition/

http://www.nycdanceproject.com/jenelle-and-samantha-figgins/

Links to Video:

https://youtu.be/k6GPDTCxrrA

 

 

 

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