Jennifer Kuwabara is a performer, teacher, creator, and advocate for the arts. Her curiosity for movement and performance began at an early age, and she started training in hip hop, jazz, tap and ballet dance styles throughout her youth. Her passion for dance eventually led her to San Jose State University’s dance program where she is working towards her BFA in Dance. At her time at SJSU, Jennifer dances for the on campus contemporary dance company, University Dance Theater, under the artistic direction of Raphaël Boumaïla. Model choreographers and companies, including Doug Varone, Mike Esperanza, Gallim, Kyle Abraham, Kara Davis, and exposure to master works such as José Limón’s “Missa Brevis,” and “Choreographic Offering” have enriched her education and exploration in dance. Her studies at San Jose State have also allowed her to continue her research and passion for dance through the styles of ballet, jazz and contemporary.
Jennifer is also a part of Nor Cal’s competitive hip hop team Syndicate, where she furthers her training in hip hop technique as well as expression. As an educator, she encourages dancers to express themselves in a unique and creative way through learning how to facilitate one’s body through functional technique to ensure longevity. And forever strives to create a safe environment for all dancers to excel in expression and to nurture one’s mind, body and spirit.