Jennifer Robichaud, BFA

Professor, Jazz

Holding an Honours BFA from York University, Jennifer Robichaud has had extensive dance training in many disciplines, specializing in jazz and contemporary forms. Jennifer co-founded Larchaud Dance Project in 2004 and has since held the position of Artistic Director. Aside from her vast work with Larchaud Dance, Jennifer is also best known for her work as a collaborator with Anandam Dancetheatre, and a performer with AKA Dance. She was a featured choreographer on the Gemini-nominated documentary series Freedom (Bravo). Her performance credits include LDP productions (Gridlock/15,Elegant Beast/12, Fossil/12, Game Over/10, Back to X/ 09, Caution/07, SHINJIRU/06, Stript Bare/05), Porch View Dances/14, Nuit Blanche11/08/07, Illuminite/10, Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival/10, Beats Breaks and Culture/09, Fringe Shanghai/06, Toronto International Dance Festival/06, Wintercity Festival/06 and commercial work. Jennifer leads countless workshops as part of Larchaud Dance Project and has been involved with many youth programming initiatives in the city. She is currently on faculty at Conteur Academy, is contract faculty with York University’s Kinesiology Department, and teaches jazz at George Brown College in the Commercial Dance stream.

Academic Credentials

Conditioning Imagery Training Certification, C-I Training/Donna Krasnow, 2018

Mat/Reformer Certification, Stott Pilates, 2003

Honours BFA Dance, York University, 2002

Areas Of Specialization

Jazz

Areas Of Expertise

Choreography, Partnering in Dance, Dance Conditioning, Contemporary Dance/Improv, Critical Issues in Dance

Career Highlights

Artistic Director, Choreographer, Performer & Instructor for Larchaud Dance Project Performer, Anandam Dance Theatre Guest Choreographer, Dance/Aerial Arts Performer, AKA Dance Dancer & Actor, Wandering Eye Productions Contract Faculty, York University, Kinesiology Department, Jazz Dance, Modern Dance Faculty, Conteur Academy- Conditioning for Dancers, Pilates, Partnering, Critical Issues in Dance Instructor & Choreographer, ZDance Movement

Awards

Project – Dance, Toronto Arts Council, 2015

Project – Dance, Ontario Arts Council, 2014

Research and Creation – Dance, Toronto Arts Council, 2011

Project – Arts Education, Ontario Arts Council, 2011

Project – Dance, Canada Council for The Arts, 2009

Production – Dance, Laidlaw Foundation, 2006

Project – Dance, Toronto Arts Council, 2005