Jada Jenai

Black and white photo portrait of Jada Jenai. They are facing the camera wearing a metallic grey top.

Jada Jenai was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance with a BFA in dance and minor in Arts Management. During her college career, she has had the opportunity to work with Jonathan Reidel, Kyle Abraham, Kevin Wynn and Jean Freebury restaging Merce Cunningham’s Change of Address and Dylan Crossman. Jada has also studied abroad in Perth, Australia at Western Australia Academy for Performing Arts and has spent summers in Montreal attending Springboard Danse Montreal, where she worked with Jonathan Alsberry restaging work by Aszure Barton and Shamel Pitts restaging Three by Ohad Naharin. Since graduating she has worked with Helen Simoneau, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and was an artist associate with Kyle Abraham, Abraham In Motion for 2 years. She is also a performing artist and rehearsal director of Wyckoff Collective. Along with dance, Jada is also a freelance model. Now in 2021, she is very excited to join Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company!