Dance Theatre of Harlem
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
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
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