Jennifer Chin has been an active member of the dance community in New York City since the early 90's. As a freelance dance artist she has performed and taught throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay and Finland with a variety of inspiring choreographers including Alan Danielson, Arthur Aviles, Kristin jackson, Michael Mao and Yin Mei.
She received her BA from Queens College and her MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she performed in works by David Parsons, Amanda Miller and Ann Reinking.
Jennifer is an instructor in modern dance, yoga, pilates and embodied anatomy. She has been on faculty at Dance Space Center (now DNA), Peridance Center in New York, Université du Québec á Montréal, and is presently on faculty at The José Limón Institute and Montclair State University.
My favorite part of teaching and performing in Nicaragua was meeting and working with the local dancers. In Managua, I met the sweetest young dancers with long spines, straight legs and pointed toes. I could see amazing potential in some of them. They took class with bright eyes and big smiles. In Granada, the students were really invested in trying to understand the Limon technique concepts. I could see their minds whirling. In Diriamba, there were so many dancers! They had so much energy and received me like a big giant hug. It was amazing to be a part of their cultural experience and to share my artistry with them.
- Jennifer Chin
International Contemporary Dance Festival of Nicaragua (August 2011)