We are delighted to announce Rebecca Jensen as Lucy Guerin Inc’s Resident Director for 2023.
This year-long program was created for choreographers approaching mid-career — supporting their specific goals and interests as they look to take the next step as an artist, and assisting them to develop the skills required to become an Artistic Director. These skills are distinct from those of a choreographer, but essential for the successful running of a dance company or other organisational structure.
About the appointment, Rebecca Jensen said, “this exciting opportunity will support me to dive into a period of creation and skills development, alongside reflecting upon and directing my expanding choreographic practice. Lucy Guerin Inc has been such a support for me throughout my young dance career, I look forward to deepening this relationship as I spend time with the company as Resident Director 2023.”
We look forward to having Rebecca at WXYZ Studios throughout 2023!
About Rebecca Jensen
Rebecca is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, inspired by the equally speculative and practical forces of dance practice. Notable works include Slip, Keir Choreographic Award 2022; Deep Sea Dances, Dance Massive 2017; Explorer, Keir Choreographic Award 2016; and Sinkhole, with Jessie Gall and Arini Byng (2018 - ongoing). In collaboration with Sarah Aiken, Rebecca has created What Am I Supposed To Do? (WAISTD) Arts Centre Melbourne 2019; OVERWORLD 2014; Underworld 2017 and ongoing participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats. Rebecca has a long-standing relationship working with choreographer Jo Lloyd and has worked with artists including Lucy Guerin, Shelley Lasica, Atlanta Eke, Lee Serle, Alicia Frankovich, Nathan Gray, Lilian Steiner, Amos Gerhardt, and Sandra Parker. Notable residencies and awards include two Green Room Award nominations for Best Performer. Rebecca is a danceWEB scholar 2015, and a recipient of the Australia Council Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris residency. Rebecca has an interest in facilitation and collaboration and teaches regularly at Lucy Guerin Inc and Chunky Move. She co-facilitates On the Table practice-sharing sessions with Caitlin Dear, and Liveness, the improvisation and performance event with Lucy Guerin Inc.