Princess Grace Award:
Dance Fellowship, 2014
Jenelle Figgins began her training at the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet, Dance Institute of Washington and Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts. While training, she received scholarships to attend Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Kennedy Summer Intensive. She went on to attend SUNY Purchase New York on partial scholarship and in 2011 received her B.F.A. with honors in dance. Following graduation, she attended Springboard Danse Montreal in 2011. Ms. Figgins has been featured in works by Sarah Mettin, Kevin Thomas, Emily Molnar, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, George Balanchine, Nora Reynolds and Hinton Battle. She has danced professionally with Mettin Movement Collective, Collage dance Collective and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montréal.