Jenna Savella

Jenna Savella 14/15 Photo Credits

Jenna Savella. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Biography

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

Ms. Savella’s repertoire includes Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Bronislava in Nijinsky, Autumn in The Four Seasons, Italian and Spanish Princess in Swan Lake and Second, Third and Fifth Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty as well as roles in Romeo and Juliet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Cinderella, Onegin, Don Quixote, An Italian Straw Hat, Hamlet, Symphony in C, The Four Temperaments, The Four Seasons, Russian Seasons, Emergence and the second detail. Recently, Ms. Savella danced in the world premiere of ... black night’s bright day ... choreographed by James Kudelka.  

Ms. Savella received the David Tory Award in 2014 and the National Ballet’s Patron Award of Merit in 2007 and 2006. She was also the recipient of a British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship and the Vancouver Foundation Scholarship.  

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