Jennifer Irons is an award-winning choreographer, performer, producer, and facilitator.

Originally from the 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.

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 professional and social development program ironINC in Africa.

Jennifer is co-Artistic Director of the dance and technology company makeAMPLIFY. Working in collaboration with international Audio Visual Artist Zach Walker, they work with diverse groups to create site-specific installations and interactive live performances.

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 throughout the UK and Europe, Africa, Middle East, USA, Canada and the South Pacific.

She is an Associate Artist with Candoco Dance Company and East London Dance. Jennifer is a Friend of Casson and Friends and she is Mass Movement Director for Akram Khan Company’s Kadamati.

Awards and Nominations:

Award: Lloyd’s Bank School for Social Entrepreneurs – Start Up Programme for makeAMPLIFY‘s work (2013)

Nomination: Turner Prize for Art – These associations by Tino Sehgal at Tate Modern – 2012 (Associate)

Award: Best Choreography – UK Music Video Awards (UK MVA’s) 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 with Christian From

 

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