Jenna Savella

Jenna Savella 2013-14 Photo Credits

Jenna Savella, photo by Sian Richards.

Biography

Jenna Savella was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and trained at Lavrova Classical Ballet Academy in Vancouver and Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice in 2004 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2009.  

Ms. Savella’s repertoire includes the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Autumn in The Four Seasons, Italian Princess in Swan Lake and Gemini, Breadcrumb and the Finger Fairies in The Sleeping Beauty. She has also performed in Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Cinderella, Don Quixote, An Italian Straw Hat, Hamlet, Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, The Four Seasons, Russian Seasons and Emergence. Recently, Ms. Savella danced the role of Bronislava in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier.  

She was the recipient of a British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship and the Vancouver Foundation Scholarship. In 2006 and 2007, Ms. Savella was awarded the National Ballet’s Patron Award of Merit. 

Jenna Savella is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor. 

Quotes

The Four Seasons
“In Autumn, Jenna Savella was captivating and looked mature beyond her years. Her dancing was self-assured with an understated elegance.”
DanceView, 2010