Jennifer Irons is an award-winning choreographer, performer, producer, and facilitator.
Originally from Yukon Territory, Canada and now based in the UK she is an independent artist and project manager who works internationally in creating, facilitating and producing works that have engagement at their heart. Her interest lies in the experience of art rather than the parameters of it and she seeks projects that engage audiences through participation and inclusivity through practice.
Jennifer is the Artistic Director of ironINC; a collaborative dance and physical theatre company. Founded in 2005, they create work based on the humorous and sometimes not so humorous aspects of human interaction.
In 2009, she founded the cultural exchange and arts for social development program ironINC in Africa.
Jennifer is co-Artistic Director of the dance and digital media company makeAMPLIFY. Working in collaboration with Audio Visual Artist Zach Walker, they work with diverse groups to develop stories and experience into movement and then amplify them through large-scale digital media technologies.
In addition to her own work, Jennifer is a commissioned choreographer for several other organisations in the commercial, arts and voluntary sectors and she has led professional and arts for social development projects in the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, USA, Canada and the South Pacific.
Awards and Nominations:
Nomination: Turner Prize for Art – These associations by Tino Sehgal at Tate Modern – 2012 (performer/participant)
Award: Best Choregraphy – UK Music Video Awards for Wave Machines’ Keep The Lights On (2011) – Choreographer
Nomination: Music Award for Opera and Theatre – RPS Awards for Birmingham Opera Company’s Othello (2009) – Assistant Choreographer
Award: Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Dance – Official Runner Up with Christian From on Dance and Dyslexia (2005) – Co-Creator
Trinity Laban – Masters in Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance (2012)
University of California at Berkeley – Certificate in Multicultural Sociology online program (2007)
London Contemporary Dance School – Honours Degree in Contemporary Dance (2005)
University of Hawaii at Manoa – Exchange Program as part of Undergraduate Degree (2003)