Jenna Lee Hay

Guest Instructor/Choreographer
Bio: 

Jenna Lee’s fire and passion for dance has taken her on many journeys around the globe. Growing up in Red Deer, Alberta, she developed her talents through Dancentral Studio, training in the RAD and ADAPT syllabuses under the instruction of Judy Dorland and Shanda Aalbers.

Jenna Lee went on to perform professionally with Carnival Cruise Lines out of Miami, Florida in productions such as “Shout” and “Living in America”, and was honored to be chosen to dance in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games’ production of the “Rhythms of the Fall”.

Jenna Lee is currently in the process of receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Dance at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Through this experience she has had the privilege to be under the instruction of influential dance instructors such as, Judith Garay, Marla Eist, Robert Kitsos, Cheryl Prophet, Henry Daniel and Megan Walker-Straight. She has been a member of the 2013 and 2014 SFU Repertory Companies performing new works such as, “Garland”, “Migration”, “and so. it. goes...” and “144”. Most notable, Jenna Lee was selected as a principle dancer in a rare remount of Merce Cunningham’s “Native Green” in April 2014, under the direction of Megan Walker-Straight.

While in Vancouver Jenna Lee has become an inaugural member of the pre-professional contemporary modern dance company, Catalyst, under the direction of Desiree Dunbar and been closely involved as a volunteer with the highly-regarded company, Mascall Dance.

Her love of performing coupled with her passion to educate, Jenna Lee has brought her knowledge, inspiration and choreography to studios in Alberta and British Columbia, including: Dancentral Studio, Strive Dance Academy and Dance Co. Fusing technically based classes with lessons on personal happiness and health, Jenna Lee hopes to share her experiences and her talent with the youth of today.

Jenna Lee travelled to New York this summer to participate in the prestigious Merce Cunningham Trust Workshop on recommendation of Megan Walker-Straight.