Flying trapeze was Jenny’s gateway drug to circus, providing weekly thrills throughout her first year as an undergraduate at New York University and prompting endless questions from classmates about the white powder all over her clothes. While studying in London the following year, she fell in love with the fire spinning community and started her long-term relationship with hula hoops and fire manipulation.
Upon returning to New York and finishing her degree, Jenny decided that a job in her field of academic study (politics) sounded exceptionally un-fun. She has since worked as an assistant editor, an ESL teacher, an academic administrator, a live-in nanny, and a professional dog walker while training with circus industry professionals at studios including Circus Warehouse in NYC, Gorilla Circus in London, Centro Acrobático Fedriani in Madrid, and the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne, among many others. Her exposure to these different circus communities and teaching methods around the world has fostered Jenny’s unique movement and teaching style. She remains always open to adaptation and committed to growing as both a performer and coach!
Jenny now specializes in aerial hoop and hula hoops - but has a habit of falling in love with any new circus discipline that crosses her path. She is currently based in Ireland.
Usually upsidedown. Occasionally on fire. Very blue.
The following individuals, companies, and community spaces have all had a substantial impact on who I am as an artist, an athlete, and a teacher. It is by no means a comprehensive list, but it is a start. Thank you all to the moon and back!
Trapeze School New York
Body & Pole NYC
Centro Acrobatico Fedriani
Irish Aerial Creation Centre
Lee Harry Clayden
Blue Circus Studios
Aisling Ni Cheallaigh