Jenelle Figgins

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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

Jenelle Figgins joins Aspen Santa Fe Ballet from Dance Theatre of Harlem. The Washington DC 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.

Figgins once said, “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.”

Not only is Ms. Figgins’ sister, Dionne Figgins, a former member of Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions, but her twin sister Samantha is a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See also:

Jenelle Figgins: Transition, Russian Pointe
Jenelle Figgins, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Samantha Figgins, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, NYC Dance Project

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