Photo by Nadav Heyman

Photo by Nadav Heyman

Jordan Saenz is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and musician originally from Denver, Colorado.  She moved to Los Angeles to attend Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts, where she was immersed in genre-bending choreography, music, and collaboration. In addition to dancing for renowned artists like Colin Connor, Rebecca Lemme, Danielle Agami, and Barak Marshall, she was also introduced to West African music. This sparked her interest in music-making and led her to compose for her own work.

Since her commencement in May 2012, Jordan has shown her work at REDCAT Fall Studio, Live Arts L.A, Pieter Performance Space, Highways Performance Space, and ARC Pasadena. Dance education has become a strong focus for her and she’s recently been commissioned by Loyola Marymount University and Synapse Dance Theater. Jordan’s music was featured in her piece for Synapse Dance Theater and has also been used in works by Riptide Dance. She has performed with Lollieworks and No(one. Art House, and is currently performing with Szalt while acting as the company’s rehearsal director.

Jordan is interested in re-discovering movement most innate to one's body. Drawing inspiration from theater, animation, rock climbing, skateboarding,  improvisation, hip hop, and other social dance forms, her movement ranges from explosive grooves to subtle gesture. In a playful back and forth between ambiguity and honesty, she aims to reveal the human experience.