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Jillian Groening

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. She is thrilled to be the Engagement Editor for the
magazine.

Jillian Groening's Work

 
Writers & Readers

Eat, Post, Stretch, Like, Dance, Share, Repeat: A Rough Guide to Social Media for Dance

By Jillian Groening

Regardless of whether you’re an independent artist, artistic director of a company, head of a training institution or manager of a performance venue, the constant hum of social media banter continues to get louder. Learn how to share, connect, create and, most importantly, have fun in the Internet abyss.

Dressing the Moving Body

Canadian costume designers discuss the inspiration behind the work and the elusive synergy behind creative collaboration By Jillian Groening

The work and creative processes of six acclaimed Canadian costume designers.

 
On the Ground

West Coast Swagger

By Jillian Groening

Ralph Escamillan answers questions about his experience training with Modus Operandi, his numerous collaborations and his plans for the future.

 

Training Expansion

Keeping up with the fast-paced evolutions in today’s dance landscape, the School of Alberta Ballet has announced an extra program to its training system.

Phase Space

Featuring six dancers, Baker’s newest work explores the fluid nature of memory to live music composed and performed by John Kameel Farah.

 

Fall Awards

Karen Kain of The National Ballet of Canada wins a Dance Magazine Award, founder of Festival TransAmériques Marie-Hélène Falcon wins 2015 Denise Pelletier Award, flamenco artists Maria Osende of Halifax wins the Established Artist Recognition Award and more.

"12 Days of Christmas" featuring the Rockettes

Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City is an annual holiday tradition. The Rockettes precision dance troupe performs many different numbers during the ninety-minute production, including the show-stopping “12 Days of Christmas” – this year, featuring four Canadian dancers.

Movers

West Coast Swagger: Ralph Escamillan's street and studio cool By Jillian Groening

Le corps en question(s)²/The Body in Question(s)²

In a holographic whirl of live movement, installation and video, curator and choreographer Isabelle Van Grimde contemplates the status of the physical body in an increasingly virtual world.

BEAUTÉ BRUTE Extrait

Montréal-based LA TRESSE collective taps into the unnatural in their work BEAUTÉ BRUTE, set to have its Toronto premiere on November 28.

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