Jaala Jensen is a Tasmanian born, Naarm/Melbourne based filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer. She has produced and choreographed two independent dance works, ‘Forgive Me Athena, I Chose the Beast’, and ‘Delia’s Idea’, and in 2018, developed two solo works, ‘Goddess Sophia’, and ‘Headless Reggae’, as a part of Moonah Moves Festival, and Unity Space AiR World Residency. After which, Jaala worked as a choreographer for Tasmanian youth company DRILL across 2018 and 2019, resulting in their major season NEON. She then went on to make work as a multidisciplinary artist, experimenting with a crossover of dance and film. Since graduating from a Bachelor of Film at SAE Institute Melbourne, Jaala has written, directed, produced, and edited the short films, ‘take of me what you please’, and ‘nowhere still for me to know you’, as well as a produced and directed a short documentary ‘Leading Lady’, which explored the Cuban dance scene and culture in Melbourne.

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