Jayne Persch has trained and danced with the Stuttgart Ballet, American Ballet Theater and the Royal Ballet, London; holds a Master of Arts degree in Dance and Psychology. She loves to work in both classical and contemporary ballet; modern and contemporary dance and is fully trained in Horton Technique and certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum. She is excited to be in Colorado, serving as Faculty for Colorado Ballet and working as Artistic Director of BRIAH Danse based in Boulder, CO. As teacher and choreographer, Jayne has worked with companies creating more than 40 works and teaching all classical and contemporary dance in conservatories, and bringing dance into public and private schools, special needs programs, hospitals and prisons in Artists Outreach programs. She has taught at University of New Hampshire, California State University, Long Beach, Trinity and Antioch Graduate School; Orange County High School for the Arts ; Denver School of the Arts and Phillips Exeter Academy; Springfield Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, and Evolution Contemporary Dance. As choreographer, she has presented her work with the MacDowell Centennial Festival and brought her work to the Festival d’Avignon, France, International Dance Day Choreographers Showcase in Copenhagen and through IUSP in Italy. Most recently she has been teaching internationally at the Royal Danish Ballet School and the Danish National Theater School/School of Modern Dance in Denmark and at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, Italy. She is the Artistic Director of BRIAH Contemporary Dance. As a dancer, teacher and licensed therapist, she is creator of BRIAH Movement based in craniosacral therapy and ‘Anatomy Trains’ – the work of Tom Myers. As a member of CID- UNESCO, she travels extensively, nationally and internationally as an ambassador of dance to choreograph, teach and lecture in injury prevention and personal anatomy in classical and contemporary dance. She returns to Italy and Denmark to teach in Florence, Siena and Copenhagen.
Presenting Denver Involvement
Dance Festival Committee