I offer embodied practices for physical listening, reflexive imagination, rigorous play, and the mobilization of community.
Jenna Pollack joined Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2020 and is an assistant professor of dance specializing in contemporary dance and improvisation.
Pollack is a collaborative choreographer, performer, educator, administrator, and organizer committed to facilitating ethical and equitable spaces. She has been commissioned by companies and festivals throughout the U.S., Spain, and Germany. She was recently named the 2020–2021 Boston Center for the Arts Resident Choreographer, a finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Choreography Fellowship, the Boston Schonberg Fellow at Dance the Yard, and is slated to work as an arts envoy with the State Department in Colombia. Her performance highlights include the 2019 film Little Women, Scottish Dance Theater, the Metropolitan Opera, and freelance projects across North America. Pollack was the dramaturg and rehearsal director for The Davis Sisters' 2018–2019 season. She has worked as a dance educator for Lincoln Center Education, the New York City Department of Education, Together in Dance, Children’s Musical Theater Camp in Shenzhen, China, and codirected the Arusha Arts Initiative in East Africa.
Pollack received a B.F.A. in dance performance from the Juilliard School, an M.A. with distinction in choreography from the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, and a certificate with honors from Harvard Business School Online’s CORe program. She has worked for Springboard Danse Montréal since 2013 in marketing and artist relations.
Pollack also teaches at Salem State University and Urbanity Dance Company, as well as for the Boston Ballet Trainees. She was previously a visiting lecturer at Northern Essex Community College and Dean College.