Jennifer Jimenez

Jennifer Jimenez
Department of Dance

Jennifer Jimenez is a community engaged artist with an extensive career as a national and international scenographer for live performance. She holds an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, a BFA in Theatre Production and Design, and BEd from York University.  She has received an OAC Chalmers Award, has been twice nominated for the OAC Pauline McGibbon Award in Design, and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC). Her research explores the intersection between participatory and inclusive performance, community development, and interdisciplinary practice. As Co-Founder/Executive Director of ADCID (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development) since 2008, she has worked towards sustainable community development, engaging groups locally and internationally, in participatory arts and dialogue. She is a member of the International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Hemispheric Institute’s, Disability and Performance working groups, and the IFTR Scenography working group.