Jenna Jalonen

Jenna Jalonen a.k.a triplejay is a finnish born dancer, choreographer and producer. She is the Co-owner of SUB.LAB Event Productions – a performing arts organisation behind SUB.LAB.PRO The Ensemble Program, International Dance Week Budapest, Collective Dope and SeeThrough Agency.

Since her graduation from the Hungarian Dance University in 2011 she has been collaborating and working for international companies and choreographers such as Eva Duda Dance Co (HU), Kubilai Khan Investigations (FR), Kwaad bloed/Ugo Dehaes (BE), fABULEUS (BE), Notch Company (BE), Thierry de Mey (BE), Unusual Symptoms/Theater Bremen (DE), Máté Mészáros (HU), Untamed Productions (PT) and HODWORKS (HU).

Her choreographic works Long time no see! and BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’ were part of the Aerowaves selection of Twenty19 and Twenty20. She has been awarded twice with the Rudolf Lában Prize for the best contemporary dance performance in 2019 with BEAT and in 2021 with RING, a creation for the 1st generation of SUB.LAB.PRO.

She is hosting [D]OPEN your move mini-festival – a melting pot platform to support Hungarian and international dancers coming from contemporary and urban dance.

Coming from a background of Gymnastics and Classical Ballet Jenna has also found major inspiration in different movement and art forms like partnering, acrobatics, house dance and folk dances that are visible in her movement and as a performer. She has been examining the body’s physical boundaries while decoding and rewriting tradition into new context. She carries an extensive scale of physicality that appears both brutal yet vulnerable on stage in her artistic works.