~BIO~

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Jenna Anderson (she/her/hers)

was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and fell in love with tutus and pointe shoes after watching Pacific Northwest Ballet’s

'The Nutcracker' on PBS. 

 

Her interest in garment construction and fashion history have led her throughout the United States, as well as London, England.

PERSONAL OVERVIEW

Jenna originally thought she would be a concert pianist, due to her family's strong background in classical music, but that quickly changed after she started ballet at the age of 13, and became involved in the magical world of the dance school costume shop.

Her tenacity has led to many unique opportunities, including internships with Grant Spencer of GTLS Designs, Travis Halsey of Halsey Onstage, and the first ever apprentice at the UNCSA Dance Costume Shop. Most recently, she has collaborated with Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Yasmine Naghdi.

Jenna will graduate from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in May 2022 with a major in Costume Design & Technology, and a minor in Arts Entrepreneurship. 

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Carolyn Fay, Kathy Grillo, Jenna Anderson, Lisa Weller, and Marissa McCullough Peck on Jenna's first day of school at UNCSA

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Jenna’s natural gifts lie in creating opportunity, and bringing creative communities together She has already begun establishing herself as a progressive leader and entrepreneurial figure in Winston-Salem.

Having diverse backgrounds both personally and professionally, Jenna is able to build bridges in a unique way that merge traditional and innovative ideas.

Jenna founded Jenna Sais Quoi Designs, a creative agency, and JSQ Designs, an apparel manufacturer, while still a student at UNCSA, and is actively pursuing other creative ventures in Winston-Salem, ‘the city of Arts of Innovation’.

Custom costumes and dancewear 

Based in Winston-Salem, NC USA