JENNY CARLSON

(School Director, Instructor, & Dancer) is the Director of Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance and Assistant Director of the Ipswich Moving Company. She teaches classes for students who range in age from infant-toddlers in Creative Movement classes to elementary school students, teens, and adults. She has developed an audition-based performance group called the Youth Dance Ensemble.

Jenny also offers introductory dance classes at several local educational institutions, including the Ipswich Public Schools as well as private preschool and early elementary programs.

She has danced with Flipside Dance Theatre, Fresh Squeezed Dance, Fallen Flight Project, Julie Pike Edmond, Julie Ince Thompson, and Adrienne Mincz. These companies and choreographers have taken her from California to Europe to perform. Jenny has taught Aerial Dance at Perry Mansfield in Steamboat Springs, CO with Janet Craft. The Boston Globe described Jenny as "a beautifully lyrical and articulate dancer, who moves with a lush fluidity."

Jenny Carlson trained at the Imperial Academy of Dance in Connecticut and continued her studies at Emerson College, receiving a BFA in Dance. Jenny has been flying through the air for 18 years on rope, fabric, and steel frames, performing and choreographing aerial dances with Ipswich Moving Company.