Jane Jerardi

Dance of the Auroras – Fire in the Sky

(Bio from 2020, not 2001)

Jane Jerardi is the Media/Technology Coodinator for the Dance Department and also on faculty at the Dance Center, where she teaches video for dance. She is a time-based artist working in the media of choreography, performance, and video. She has created work for a variety of contexts –- from theaters and galleries to record store listening booths, public subway escalators and projected videos –- constructing pieces that often move fluidly between media. A frequent collaborator, she has been fortunate to work with performers Heeran Lee, Ginger Wagg, Brian Buck, and Maré Hieronimus; musicians Mitsu Salmon, Amy Farina (of The Evens), Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud), and Lucas Zarwell; and visual artists Michael Wichita and Olek, among many others, on her projects.

Her work has been presented by spaces such as the Joyce Soho, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, the LUMEN Festival (in New York); Links Hall, 6018North, Sector 2337, and defibrillator Performance Gallery (Chicago); at Transformer, The Warehouse, Dance Place, and the Kennedy Center (in DC), among other venues. A recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Artist Fellowship and a three-time recipient of its Young Emerging Artist award, she has also received support through its New Media grant program. Her work has been commissioned by the Creative Communities Fund and the Washington Performing Arts Society and supported recently through creative residencies at Links Hall and Sector 2337.