Jillian Groening / Photo by Kristiane Church

Jillian Groening

Editorial Advisory Committee, Contributor, Former Engagement Editor

Jillian Groening is a Winnipeg-based writer, dancer, and performer. Her work has been published
in The Dance Current, Dance International, Format, The Uniter, Noisey, and more. She has been
fortunate to discuss, learn, and grow while working as a written essayist for Young Lungs Dance
Exchange’s Research Series and has received guidance and training while taking part in a
Focussed Mentorship with Jeanne Randolph through MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s
Art). Groening has performed with Jolene Bailie and Gearshifting Performance Works, Marie-
Josée Chartier, Pablo Bronstein through Rosalie Wahlfrid and Plug In ICA, as well as presenting
her own work. She holds a BA(Hons) in dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in
affiliation with the University of Winnipeg. 
Groening was an intern with The Dance Current from September 2014 to December 2016 before
becoming Editorial and Production Manager. 

Jillian Groening's Work


Aching Distances

Ali Robson’s performance response to Dancing with Tantalus in review By Jillian Groening

Ali Robson’s performance response to the visual art exhibition Dancing with Tantalus considers what is cultivated through the dynamic proximities of bodies, surfaces and art objects in virtual space.


The Chaos of Possibility

Kevin Jesuino explores how Queerness, liveness and failure might provide insight into reinvention, approximately one year after the onset of COVID-19 By Jillian Groening

Jesuino examines Queerness, liveness and failure in his work, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash. The work asks what might emerge if we embrace failure and collapse.

Whitehead / Photo by sweetmoon photography, Tenille Campbell; Landscape photos by Whitehead

Embodied Geographies

Review of Joshua Whitehead’s Making Love With the Land By Jillian Groening

Making Love With the Land is a welcome moment of grounding within the dizzying cacophony of virtual performance events. While digital spaces course with emergent methods through which to experience temporal arts practices, the conversational sequencing of Making Love With the Land evokes a rhythmic embrace that is further supported by the warm timbre of Joshua Whitehead’s voice.

The Chaos of Possibility

By Jillian Groening

Kevin Jesuino explores how Queerness, liveness and failure might provide insight into reinvention, approximately one year after the onset of COVID-19

On the Ground

Explorations in the Environment

By Jillian Groening

Lindsay Dobbin, Heather Lamoureux and Ralph Escamillan discuss their complex and ever-evolving experiences with ecojustice, sustainable practices and environmental connectivity.


Navigating the connections between hip hop and powwow By Jillian Groening

Matthew “Creeasian” Wood

From Our Archives

A Second Homecoming for Chan Hon Goh By Jillian Groening

Director of Goh Ballet Academy

All Hail the Queen

By Jillian Groening

Fly Lady Di recounts her reign from dancing the Macarena to becoming a solo artist.


A Welcome Resistance

For the first time in the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s eighty-five-year history, Indigenous Arts will be programmed continuously throughout the calendar year.


Seeking the swing of a dip By Jillian Groening

Nikola Steer

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