Jennifer Jessum is the Founder and Artistic Director of Flying Limbs Inc. Productions. An award-winning director, choreographer, producer, and cinematographer, Jennifer holds an MFA, in Film Production, from USC School of Cinematic Arts, and an MFA, in Dance, from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her physical training extends far beyond the dance world into the fields of Somatics, Advanced Neuromuscular Therapies, and Feldenkrais. Her visceral and dynamic shooting style, which she calls Kinema, is an innovative synthesis of dance, somatics, and film.
Her film and choreographic work has been presented throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching credits include: Princeton University, New York University, City University of New York Queens College, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
In addition to her creative work, Jennifer is the founder and director of The Mitakuye Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting and empowering Native youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.