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TCDA-IBF welcomes Jenna Johnson - Principal Dancer with Ballet Tucson, AZ

TCDA-IBF Guest Artist - Jenna Johnson

Ms. Jenna Johnson (BFA) graduated as a full scholarship student from Harid Conservatory for Dance. She attended Indiana University, also on scholarship, before joining Atlanta Ballet.

In 1995, she left for Europe, fulfilling a desire to travel while pursuing her career in dance. Ms. Johnson was accepted as a Soloist with the Romanian National Opera Ballet in Bucharest where she danced from 1995 to 1997. She then joined the Oleg Danovski Ballet Theater as a Principal in 1997. During her tenure with ODBT, she performed throughout western Europe as Carmen, Scheherazade, and Odette/Odile, forming a successful partnership with her future husband, Daniel Precup.

Ms. Johnson returned to the United States in 2003 to dance with Oakland Ballet. There, she received critical acclaim for her interpretation of Robert Moses' Lone Woman and other contemporary works including Sightings by Margaret Jenkins and Trois Gymnopedies by Ron Guidi.

Ms. Johnson joined Ballet Tucson in 2004, where she is currently dancing as Principal Dancer with the Company. She has performed lead roles in the Company's productions of Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Dracula, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and Carmina Burana.

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