I make work to deepen my relationships to people, plants and the built environment.
Miami Dade College, 2000- 2003 Associate in Arts of English
Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to adults 2006, Certificate
Hampshire College, 2007-2008
University of Massachusetts 2008-2010, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Movement as a Form of Healing
Pratt University 2014-2017, Master of Science in Dance Movement Therapy
Carlos Suarex De Jesus, “ The Horror, the Horror, A frightful journey into the art of darkness. Miami New Times, April 29, 2004. This article reviews the show I curated and organized “Ten Years”. (http://www.miaminewtimes.com/content/printVersion/247906/)
Press release BasFisherInvitational for the show “ Objects Found Dying Trying to Live Again” September, 2005 (http://basfisherinvitational.com/exhibitions/past/objectsfound/objectsfound.html)
Liz Tracy, “ Bhakti Baxter and Jenna Balfe talk about the must see-everyone-will-go art blowout in the DD”. Heat Lightning, Nov, 27 2011. An article about the collaborative installation I did with Misael Soto “ A place to make new friends”. http://theheatlightning.com/2011/11/27/bhakti-baxter-and-jenna-balfe-talk-about-the-must-see-everyone-will-go-art-blowout-tonight-in-the-dd
Eddie Arroyo, “ Jenna Balfe and Mr. Feathers,Body Movement Class, Art Live Fair 2012, Art Is About, Nov, 3 2012. An article and video about the workshops I held at the fair. http://artisabout.com/2012/11/03/jenna-balfe-and-mr-feathers-body-movement-class-art-live-fair-2012/
Eddie Arroyo, “Otto Von Schirach|Jenna Balfe|Southernmost Situations, Sept 9, 2012 , Performance piece. http://artisabout.com/2012/09/09/otto-von-schirach-southernmost-situations/
Eddie Arroyo, “Being” April 24, 2013 A performance Piece I choregraphed. http://artisabout.com/2013/04/24/being-jenna-balfe/
Rob Goyanes, “ Dancer Jenna Balfe at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden at The Miami Performance Festival” June 28,2013, Article about Dance non Fiction a dance/performance piece I set. http://www.miamiartzine.com/latest-features/editors-picks/1569-dancer-jenna-balfe-at-the-miami-beach-botanical-garden
Liz Tracy, “Artist Jenna Balfe Dances in Mangroves Teaches Healing with Performance and Nature” July 10, 2014, http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/artist-jenna-balfe-dances-in-mangroves-teaches-healing-with-performance-and-nature-6499602
Olivia Ramos, Work Untitled, December, 2014 “The Body is a Feeling” http://workuntitled.com/balfe-1214.html
Miami Music Club Video Documentation, October, 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ntj7gbbfsc
Olivia Ramos, Work Untitled, December, 2014 “The Body is a Feeling”
Voyage MIA Magazine, “Check Out Jenna Balfe’s Artwork”, July 12, 2018 http://voyagemia.com/interview/check-jenna-balfes-artwork/
Manifest Destiny - 2002- Curated by: Anat Ebgi with Janaina Vida Panconesi
“The Tourist” - Front and Center - The Box - 2003 - Solo performance piece
. “Red and Blue” - The Blue Show - 2003 - The Dorsch Gallery- Solo performance piece
“Ten Years” - 2004- Art show curated by Jenna Balfe - Commemorating Kurt Cobain
Swamp Thing - 2004- Winter Music Conference- Finnese and Runway
“Feelings” The Last Star Fighters- 2005 - Fundraiser for Interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop- performance with Mauricio Abascal
“Objects Found Living and Dying” - 2005- Bas Fisher Invitational - solo exhibition
“The Grotto” - Art Basel Miami Beach Artist’s Ball- 2007 Performance piece by Naomi Fisher. I
“Of Sound and Vision”- 2008- Honor Roll Music - Curated by: Aja Luna Albertson - Videoart in collaboration with Mauricio Abascal
“100 Breaths”- 2009 - Hampshire College - Dance Piece I choreographed - with Lily Gold, Mary Read, Sarah Blackwell and Mauricio Abascal
“Earth Intruders”- 2010- B.A Thesis Dance by Dana Albertson- Hampshire College
“ Salutations” - 2011- M.F.A Thesis Dance by Erin Christian Law- Smith College
“ Jungle Sweat Roseate” 2011- Art Basel- performance during opening of Naomi FIsher’s show at Vizcaya
“A Place to make new Friends” 2011- 3825 - Curated by Bhakti Baxter- Collaboration with Misael Soto
“Shimmer” 2012- Helped choreograph and performed in the TM sisters production debuted in the “Miami Made” show at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami.
“One Size Fits All, The Nightclub - May, 2012 - A group exhibition curated by Bhakti Baxter for the nomadic art platform “The Nightclub” I contributed “butt paintings”
“Body Movement Project” Janurary 2012-current- I currently am teaching this creative movement class at the Legal Art Residencey through the artist run project the end/Spring Break, Miami.
“BodyMovement Workshop” at the Art Live fair September 27, 2012.- A series of workshops I held during this multi-disciplinary fair.
“The Possesion” A performance piece in collaboration with musician Otto Von Schirach. September 9, 2012
“Eat The Rest But Leave Me The Taste” December 6, 2012 - A Performace piece
“Being”, Fundraiser for The Miami Performance Festival, April 24, 2013 - A Performace piece with Misael Soto, Dylan Romer, Jacqueline Falcone, Daliahah Koller and Olivia Ramos Herrera.
“Death” The Jacqueline Falcone Bed and Breakfeast, June 14, 2013 - A performance piece/conversation in collaboration with Bhakti Baxter
“Dance-Non-Fiction”, June 30, 2013- The Miami Performance Festival- A dance about relationships with: Mauricio Abascal, Natasha Lopez DeVictoria, Oliva Ramos Herrera, Cassie Mills, Daliahah Koller, Jean Crystal and Natasha Velez
“I Feel Sexy” July 14, 2013 - Jacqueline Falcone and Guru Rugu’s Bed in and Breakfeastat Cannonball Artist Residence. Solo performance
“Spinal Tap” August 30, 2013- The Collabo Show, curated by Bhakti Baxter. A movement and multi media collaborative performance with Magnus Sodamin, Katy Cora Stirman and David Alexander Bennet
“Rainbow Butt Relay Race” September 12, 2013, A performance event which occured at the after party for the Tm Sisters solo show at the David Castillo Gallery.
"Pattern Formation in Nature Lecture" October 5, 2013- Movement Performancewith Pebble Yaffe and Monica Userisowitcz at Gallery Diet, Miami, Fl
"Reflexion/Live" I- “2013” NDEX Performance Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic. A solo performance
“People Tree’s Here” July, 2014, A site specific dance performance, Miami, FL, Directed by Jenna Balfe, with dancer’s: Katie Stirman and Ewa Jefferson. Musicians: Dennis Fuller, Doug Weber, David Bennet
“The Body is a Feeling” February, 2016, Movement Research, NY,NY, Choreographed by Jenna Balfe, Dancers: Jenna Balfe and Cassie Mills. Musicians: Dennis Fuller and Josh Millrod
“View” July, 2016, The Knockdown Center, Brooklyn, NY, A collaborative dance with Misael Soto. Music by Dennis Fuller.
“Transcendence” October, 2016, Common Field Miami, Commissioned by The Miami Music Club, A original choreography collaborating with musician LXV.
“⊖” at BFI, 2017, Miami, FL A series of ambient residency programs framed by ⊖ and hosted by various institutions including ACRE, WI; Waterfront, NY; and MCA, Chicago. I was aware a residence in this programming.
“Humanimal” February, 2017, Original choreography created for site specific sculpture by artist Naomi Fisher. Dancers: Jenna Balfe and Nikki Salcedo. Music: Dennis Fuller and Doug Weber
“Holo” May 2017, Performed Choreography for Katie Stirman in piece commissioned for “Here and Now Festival” at Miami Light Project
"Flood Relief" November, 2017, Original choreography made for Misael Soto's piece Flood Relief commissioned by Art in Public Spaces MDC, shown at PAMM. Music by Oscar Bustillo
“Transnaturism” 1 and 1.2, February 2018, Performed at Blackbird Ordinary and at the International Noise Conference. Ongoing Narrative.
“Institutional Bodies” May 2018, SAIC, Chicago. A collaborative site adaptive performance with Misael Soto as a part of his MFA Thesis work: “Side Show”
“Transnaturism 1.3” June 22, 2018, Miami FL, Miami Performance Festival, Edge Zones Gallery. Ongoing Work with Nicole Salcedo and Monica Uszerowicz.
“Object of Touch” , September 2018, Video Piece and Performance- with Natasha Velez, for the show Emergency Contacts an exhibition curated by Placeholder Gallery and Jamieson Webster. Based on "Figure Out", a semi-fictional epistolary novel by Jamieson Webster and Marcus Coelen, published by Heinzfeller Nileisist. Video- 8 minutes long
“Transnaturism 2.6” Nada Art fair, December 2018. This iteration of the performance was made especially upon the request by Nada Art Fair. Dancers: Nikki Salcedo, Baker Stephanie, Dan Edenburg, Misael Soto, Pebble Yaffe. Musicians- Dennis Fuller, Myles Hancock and David Bennet
“Land Ownership is so Sketchy” Faena Forum, February 2019. Video and Performance for event curated by Charo Oquet.
Donzii - My band- most recent review - http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/iii-points-2019-day-two-review-sza-james-blake-john-maus-yaeji-11088220