Jen GaNun


Jen GaNun’s experience with movement began as a young dancer in New Jersey where she studied traditional dance forms and technique through the Contemporary Dance and Theatre Company. She is a graduate of Springfield College where she studied Rehabilitation and Disability Studies and Dance. After college Jen joined Americorps NCCC which brought her to Denver. Fully immersed into Denver's dance community she has performed with companies such as Avatar Movement, Highlands Dance Company, AFI, Parallax Performing Arts , Relevé Aerial and Cleo Parker Robinson Company 2.

She serves as the artistic director for Tigress Dance as well as a choreographer, company class leader and music supervisor. In 2015, She teamed up with INCITE productions and set an on-site specific piece on 15 dancers who all considered themselves to be “non dancers,” documenting the footage in a unique video. Always a fan of collaboration, she has ongoing dance projects with musicians such as Kal Cahoone, Itchy-O Marching Band and Land Lines. She has toured nationally as a dancer, choreographer and dance manager.

As a teacher, her experience includes working with folks of all abilities and ages. She has taught in traditional dance school environments, recreation therapy dance classes, outreach school programs and one on one classes for adults and children. She is passionate about changing perceptions surrounding inclusive dance and creating performance and movement opportunities for people who have not always had a supportive, inclusive environment to work in. She has created and led company classes as well as directed original shows for multiple companies. She has co-cordinated the Partners Program for Magic Moments INC and has attended the physically integrated Intensive with AXIS Dance Company and studied with Marc Brew of the Marc Brew Company.

Jen is also a musician, foster animal parent and animal advocate.

Program Involvement

Be Beautiful Be Yourself