Jenni Cockrell is a dancer, choreographer and teacher of butoh and modern dance. She has been an active dance artist for over a decade, choreographing and performing her own work in addition to that of Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Moving Women, Legacy Butoh and Anemone Dance Theater. Jenni has regularly performed in the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival and the Re{Happening} as well as in Cuba and Mexico. She received her M.A. in Dance and Women’s Studies from UNC Greensboro (2002), where her thesis project investigating female butoh artists won the Sally Schindel Cone Award for Excellence in Women’s Studies. Jenni approaches dance as a laboratory to explore the quirkiness and rawness of life.