Artist cv

Profile

I make work to deepen my relationships to people, plants and the built environment. 

Education

 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

 

Selected BiBliography

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

Miami Music Club Video Documentation, October, 2016https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ntj7gbbfsc

EXHIBITIONS

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.

“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