Jeanine Durning is a dance artist working broadly in the fields of choreography and performance. She is a native New Yorker and has been based in Brooklyn for the past 15 years. Durning began performing her solo works in 1998. Her evening length group choreographies include A Good Man Falls (2002), half URGE (2004), out of the kennel into a home (2006), and Ex-Memory: waywewere (2009). Since 2002, she has created 15 original works, commissioned by companies, independent performers and Universities, in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Washington, DC, Maryland, California, The Netherlands, and the UK. In 2006, Durning was the recipient of The NYFA Award for Choreography and in 2007, The Alpert Award for Choreography.
Jeanine’s current solo performance, inging, was first presented in 2010 in Amsterdam and has since been invited to theaters, studios, museums, galleries and rooms in Berlin, Amsterdam, Leuven/Belgium (Playground Festival/Museum M), Chambersburg/PA, Minneapolis/MN and NYC (American Realness Festival).
Jeanine has performed in several choreographed ensemble works by Deborah Hay since 2005. She is currently involved in Hay’s work with Motion Bank, an interactive web-based archival project of the Forsythe Company, which includes her adaptation of the solo No Time to Fly, the trio As Holy Sites Go, and more recently, As Holy Sites Go/duet with Ros Warby. She also works as consultant to the Motion Bank team on Deborah Hay’s choreographic work. Over the years, Jeanine has had the pleasure to work with many choreographers, among them, including David Dorfman, Susan Rethorst, Lance Gries, Chris Yon, Bebe Miller, Martha Clarke, Jon Kinzel and Zvi Gotheiner.
Jeanine has an ongoing teaching practice, facilitating classes in movement and choreographic practices, and is regularly invited to advise the work of other makers. More recently, she has been on faculty at SNDO and MTD (Amsterdam Theaterschool), HZT (Inter-University Centre for Dance- Berlin), Laboratory for Contemporary Dance Practice (Vaganova Academy, St. Petersburg), NYU Tisch School of the Arts (NYC), and at the German Dance Biennale in Frankfurt.
Jeanine has been on the Artist’s Advisory Board of Danspace Project since 2003.
She holds a BFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MA in Choreography from Amsterdam School of the Arts.