Usually spinning. Occasionally on fire.
Fond of blue.
Jenny has been launching herself artistically off the ground since catching the flying trapeze bug while studying in New York in 2010. Deciding that a job in her academic field of study (politics) sounded exceptionally un-fun, she proceeded to live in 6 different countries across three continents taking jobs as an assistant editor, a live-in nanny, an English teacher, a university administrator, and a full-time dog walker. These temporary occupations allowed her time to pursue a patchwork education in circus across various institutions including Circus Warehouse (NYC), Circus Oz (Melbourne), and Centro Acrobatico Fedriani (Madrid), alongside participation in innumerable private lessons, workshops, and festivals.
While she's tried her hand at just about everything, aerial hoop is Jenny's primary discipline followed closely by her hybrid spiral/hoop apparatus 'the infineight,' made in collaboration with metalworker Tim Omspach. She has also performed aerial harness/vertical dance, spanish web, aerial chains, hula hoops, straps, flying pole, aerial spiral, and dangled from cranes. She might do verticals if you pay her a lot of money, and she is a born 3-high middle.
When not away on a performance contract, Jenny's home base is on the west coast of Ireland, where she performs with Irish companies, teaches occasional intensives, and creates her own work supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, as well as her beloved team over on Patreon.
While Jenny never attended a formal circus school, the following individuals, companies, organizations, and community spaces have all had an impact on her growth as an artist, a technician, and a teacher. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is a start.
Trapeze School New York
Body & Pole NYC
Arts Council of Ireland
Centro Acrobatico Fedriani
Irish Aerial Creation Centre
Lee Harry Clayden
Blue Circus Studios
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh