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Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca Jensen is a New Zealand born, Melbourne based, performer, dance maker and teacher. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BA Dance in 2009. She is a Cancer cusping on Leo. Inspired by a plethora of images and experiences, Rebecca’s work focuses on the everyday and tries to find fantasy in the mundane. Rebecca’s choreography has been presented at Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces (Within an Inner 2011), Ian Potter Cultural Trust Gala, Melbourne Jazz Festival, and MONA FOMA Festival club (Head Back 2012). Head Back was also presented at Ponderosa Tanzland, Germany and Dallas, Texas. In collaboration with Sarah Aiken, Rebecca created full-length work OVERWORLD and founded DEEP SOULFUL SWEATS Fantasy Light Yoga (Festival of Life Art, MOFO Dark, Next Wave, Chunky Move).

Rebecca has collaborated and performed in dance-works by Jo Lloyd (Future Perfect 2011, Noise 2013, Confusion for 3 Current), Sandra Parker (Document 2011, Live View Current), Natalie Abbott (PHYSICAL FRACTALS 2012, 2013), Balletlab (Above 2010) Phantom Limbs and Luke George (TRTH & FNTSY Best Dance, Melbourne Fringe 2013), Sarah Aiken (Three Short Dances, Keir Choreographic award) as dramaturge 2014.) She has worked as a collaborating artist in multi disciplinary projects with Renae Shadler, Rennie MacDougall, Ben Speth , MSO secret Symphony , Visual artist Corinna Berndt, Musicians Marcos Villalta and Andras Fox, Last Tuesday Society’s Dons Party with Luke George, Brooke Stamp with Aphids.

Rebecca was a recipient of Australia Councils Arts Start (2011) and Ian Potter Cultural Trust travel grant (2012). She used these to spend time abroad developing skills in New York, Berlin, Vienna, Istanbul and France.

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