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Jillian Groening

Jillian Groening

Engagement Editor

Jillian Groening is a Winnipeg-based dancer, performer and writer. She has worked with Jolene Bailie and Gearshifting Performance Works on Happyland (2016), Hybrid Human (2016), performed at in/future, (Toronto), and Myriad Beings (2015). She is currently in process with Marie-Josée Chartier for the work petite danses (2017). Groening is a contributor to Dance International Magazine and just dance! Magazine, as well as The Dance Current. Groening holds a BA(Hons) in dance from the School of Contemporary Dancers in affiliation with the University of Winnipeg.
Jillian was an intern with The Dance Current from September 2014 to December 2016. 

Jillian Groening's Work


From Stage to Screen By Jillian Groening

Roberto Campanella, choreographer for the award-winning The Shape of Water, discusses movie magic, collaboration and choreographing for film.

On the Ground

Strike A Pose

By Jillian Groening

Ralph Escamillan and Gerard X Reyes talk about their work in keeping vogue communities intergenerational.


Strike A Pose By Jillian Groening

Keeping vogue communities intergenerational


Cross-Canada Check In By Jillian Groening

Dancers from across the country share their goals for 2018

A Driving Force

By Jillian Groening

Dancer and choreographer Casimiro Nhussi is a pioneer of contemporary African dance in Canada. Writer Jillian Groening details his journey from his Makonde community, to New York City, to Winnipeg – where he established NAfro Dance Productions in 2002.


Reflections from Karen Kain

As The National Ballet of Canada prepares for their international tour, Karen Kain reflects on her twelfth year as artistic director.


Video Feedback By Jillian Groening

How DIY screen dance is changing the way we create

Healing as Performative Practice

By Jillian Groening

The Young Lungs Dance Exchange Research Series in Winnipeg, featuring Jaime Black, Brenda McLean and Kristy Janvier, focuses on exploration and idea generation. Photographer Leif Norman and writer Jillian Groening collected fragments of this shared creative ground.


Wake explores the isolation created by technology and how we can rebuild and reconnect with the people around us.


The Tools of the Trade By Jillian Groening

Dancers from across Canada share what makes some of their favourite local dance stores so memorable.

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