Jennifer Sprowl is Artistic Director of Duncan Dance Chicago and a founding member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium, which will hold its fifth conference in London in August 2019. A founding member of Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Sprowl trained directly with Duncan dance luminaries Belilove, Hortense Kooluris, and Julia Levien; she has extensive training in ballet and modern dance and has performed with the Dayton Ballet Company, among others. A faculty member at Joffrey Academy of Dance for the last seven years, Sprowl regularly conducts master classes in Duncan technique throughout the Chicago area, most recently at Hyde Park School of Dance. She served as the 2015-16 Loyola University Dance Concert choreographer and has staged innovative interpretations of Isadora’s repertoire for Momenta and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. Sprowl’s company, Duncan Dance Chicago, performs across the city and hosts workshop intensives on an ongoing basis.
Sprowl’s recent collaborations include Dancestry as well as several touring productions with Meg Brooker, Valerie Durham, and Julia Pond. A specialist in dancer conditioning, injury prevention, and pre/post rehabilitation, Sprowl is a graduate of the Ohashi Institute of Shiatsu and certified as an Active-Isolated Stretch/Strength practitioner based on the work of Aaron Mattes.