Performing Arts

Jenna Hubbard

Lecturer (HE) – Dance

MA Community Dance (Roehampton University), BA (Hons) Dance and Professional Practice (Coventry University)

Biography

Jenna Hubbard joined AUB in September 2015 as a Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Dance programme. Jenna is a dance artist with an interest in community practice and site-specific dance performance. She has recently completed her masters degree in Community Dance at the University of Roehampton. Jenna’s research and practice interests are working with young children and their families, creating site specific performance and improvisational practices.

Professional practice

Teaching responsibilities including release-based technique classes, improvisation practices, choreography, performance practice and working in educational and community dance settings. As a performer, Jenna has worked extensively with Spiltmilk Dance, Rosemary Lee (Square Dances 2011) and has collaborated with Lily Hayward-Smith on a number of projects. More information about Jenna’s choreography, performance and community practice is available on her blog: https://jennahubbard.wordpress.com Jenna is a board member for Decoda-UK and previously worked for Decoda-UK as a Project Manager (2008-2013). As a project manager, Jenna developed the marketing and communication for Decoda and contributed to the Moving Out Graduate programmes and the Sound Moves project, as well as the day to day running of the organisation.

Professional memberships

  • Member of People Dancing (2007–present)
  • IDTA Associate Teacher Modern Jazz (2004)
  • NATD Associate Teacher Classical Ballet (2003)
  • IDTA Associate Teacher Freestyle Dance (2002)

Research Specialism

As an early career dance academic, I am testing out a range of ideas through writing and performance. My research is driven by practice and aims to address the issues and concerns pertinent to dance artists managing a portfolio career. Performance and Residencies My Mother is not Julie Andrews and other fascinating revelations (2014) Research residency in collaboration with my mother at C-DaRE (Coventry University). If I were you (2013) Choreographed with young children and their families to explore their aspirations for one another. Xmas Flash mob (2012) Choreographed performance for 25 community participants, performed at Coventry train station. Commissioned by Talking Birds and Coventry city council. Families Dancing (2012) Choreographed for families in collaboration with musician Noel Warr. Commissioned by Summer Dancing festival 2012. You are Here (2010) Choreographed and performed with Lily Hayward-Smith, Tara Rutter and Gemma Collard-Stokes. Commissioned by Talking Birds and Coventry City Council. These Fraid Edges (2010) Choreographed and performed with Lily Hayward-Smith and Adam Moore, at Coventry Cathedral. Commissioned by Summer Dancing 2010. Papers and presentations Hamilton, C. and Hubbard, J (2010) ICE Cool: A Case study. Presented at The International Conference of Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Southampton, March 2010. Unpublished papers in fulfillment of MA Community Dance at Roehampton University are available for view via Academia: https://aub-uk.academia.edu/JennaHubbard Articles In 2012 I was invited to write an article about inclusive creative dance for Warwickshire’s Integrated Disability Service. Hubbard, J. (2012) ‘Inclusive Dance’ in Warwickshire’s Integrated Disability Service.

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