Proud of her West Coast origins, Jen Roit received a merit scholarship to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. After working with choreographers such as Karole Armitage, Bill Young, and Dwight Rhoden, Jennifer graduated with a BFA in Dance. She then continued a diverse dance career with Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, Jennifer Archibald/Arch Dance Company, Nathan Trice/Rituals, Transcendance Group, Mark Dendy, Daniel Holt/DIRT, and Randy James/10HL Projects, as well as performing and choreographing for ads, film shorts, and music videos. In addition to performing, she is the editor for Dance Magazine’s College Guide, project manager for the TERP system for directing human movement, as well as a member of three innovative dance-related projects: NACHMO’s Artist Committee, Dances for Solidarity, and Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee.
Jen’s official choreographic career began when she participated in her first NACHMO in 2014, creating the solo “No Longer Lost.” She presented this solo for Spoke the Hub’s Winter Follies program, won the audience vote, and was presented in a split bill that fall. She was selected for the Breaking Glass Project, a mentorship program offering artistic and administrative consultation for emerging female choreographers receiving administrative mentorship from Jennifer Edwards and artistic mentorship from Camille Brown. In the past year, Jen has presented work for BalaSole Dance Company, MaD Circle Dance, Bailout Theater at Judson Church, and in various outdoor festivals. For 2015, she is participating in NYU’s Alumni Choreographic Workshop with Stephen Petronio, The Moving Beauty Series, Jennifer Mueller’s HATCH, Amalgamate Artist Series, Dance 2 Dance by Art Helix, and Jessica Chen’s TRANSLATE at Dixon Place, The Intimate Series, WAXworks at Triskelion, and Ticino in Danza in Switzerland.