Jen McGinn received her B.A. and M.F.A in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the ADF. She currently co-directs the Summer Institute in Dance and is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of the Arts, a Dance Specialist for ”Life Lines” Community Arts Project, and the Studio Manager at the Center for Performance Research. Her teaching practices have been shaped through residencies at Dickinson College, Hollins University, Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts Center, the ADF, West Coast Civic Ballet, and the University of Maryland, among others. Her work has been presented throughout the East Coast and in Luxembourg at various spaces including Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2013 Space Grantee); Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks); nEW Festival (2009 AIR); Movement Research at the Judson Church (2009-13); Danspace Project (DraftWork and Academy Dances); Philadelphia Live Arts Festival (The A.W.A.R.D Show); Franklin Street Works (Showing the Work); Dixon Place (BRINK); Performance Mix Festival (2008, 11, 14); CPR (New Voices in Live Performance and Performance Studio Open House); AUNTS; Community Education Center (New Edge Mix); and the National Theater of Luxembourg (Bruler Pour Briller). Her interests include Cecchetti ballet, magical thinking, and logic problems.