Jenna Werhun is a dancer, choreographer, musician, and educator, currently residing in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (amiskwacîwâskahikan) of Treaty 6 Territory, colonially recognized as Edmonton, Alberta. She is a pioneer in the Canadian tap dance scene, being one of the first tap dancers to graduate from a post-secondary music program with her tap shoes as her primary instrument. Most recently, Jenna has been awarded the prestigious title of Canada’s Top Dance Educator (School Board) from Canada’s National Academy of Dance Education. In 2018, she accepted positions as a dance educator with Edmonton Public Schools and now teaches at Eastglen High School. She is also employed as a sessional instructor at The New School, a University in Manhattan, NY. Over the years, she has had the unique opportunity of playing the Duke Ellington Sacred Concert with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra. She has also been invited as a faculty member to various international tap festivals, such as RIFF in Dallas Texas, and 2015 & 2016 Vancouver International Tap Festivals. She has had the opportunity to open for a number of international recording artists, including Snoop Dogg, Mya Harrison and Chris Dave and the Drumhedz.
This performance of Jerusalema was created for International Women’s Day as part of the event Creating Change and Impact Through Storytelling and Equalizing Technology from the Aspire Artemis Foundation and Story City. The Edmonton Performances are also geolocated on the Story City app, which you can use to experience the performance in the wonderful Edmontonian Locations they were recorded, why not take yourself on the tour of each of these four fabulous parks at the same time!