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Jillian Groening / Photo by Michelle Panting

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

The Sleeping Beauty on Ice

The world’s leading performers of theatrical ice dance present a fantastical take on a classical ballet, and the results are anything but frigid.

 

All Hands on Deck

Canadian Conference of the Arts reactivated for the purpose of arts advocacy and dissemination of information during the current federal election.

 

The Final Curtain

September 2, 2015 was a sad day for Canada’s dance community and a sign of bleak times in a shifting economy as world-renowned company La La La Human Steps founder and Artistic Director Édouard Lock had no choice but to cease operations due to a lack of financial support.

One Day One Dance

Classical ballet, popping, locking and acrobatics are united in the first of many collaborations between infamous UK urban dance troupe Flawless and the esteemed English National Ballet.

CRASH: When the video game meets contemporary dance

Elementary and secondary school students receive unique education experience in CRASH: When the video game meets contemporary dance by Manon Oligny, artistic director of Manon fait de la danse.

 

Cutting to the Chase

By Jillian Groening Chase Scenes #1-58

On June 19, Winnipeg-based choreographer and performance artist Ming Hon took the adrenaline-boosting phenomenon of film to the gallery in an exhilarating new work.

 

Arts Organizations Tentatively Optimistic in Wake of 2015 Federal Budget

Most every government decision involving taxpayer money is met with frustration, doubt and debate. The 2015 federal budget is no different. Announced on April 21, 2015 by Finance Minister Joe Oliver, the pre-election budget failed to address certain aspects of life in Canada. The arts was one of them.

Happy Seventy-fifth RWB

In celebration of Canada’s oldest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents a short film reflecting on their past seventy-five years and driving them into an exciting future.

Louise Lecavalier: Body Speech

A short film produced by the National Film Board in co-operation with the National Arts Centre and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation profiling Louise Lecavalier, 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award.

Aunt Viv Dance-Off

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s career-driven Aunt Viv, played by Janet Hubert-Whitten, lets loose on the dance floor and shows a pack of neon-clad snobs who’s boss.

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