Jenna Savella

First Soloist

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Quick Facts

Born: Vancouver, British Columbia
Trained: DanceWest and Lavrova Classical Ballet Academy in Surrey, British Columbia and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2004
First Soloist since: 2015

Jenna Savella is sponsored through Dancers First by Elvio & Marlene DelZotto.

 

Five Things to Know

  1. 1In 2019, Jenna created the lead role of Eurydice in the world premiere of Orpheus Alive by Robert Binet. 
     
  2. 2In 2015, she received the Rolex Dancers First Award for her outstanding performances in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and as Bronislava in John Neumeier’s Nijinsky
     
  3. 3Jenna performs soloist roles in two of her favourite ballets: Myrtha, Queen of the Wilis in Giselle, and Autumn in James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons.
     
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  5. Jenna is a two-time winner of the Patron Award of Merit, which recognizes young dancers from the Corps de Ballet or RBC Apprentice Programme for their extraordinary progress.
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  8. Jenna performs the female lead in James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, one of her favourite ballets.

 

Favourite Ballets

  1. 1The Man in Black
     
  2. 2The Nutcracker
     
  3. 3The Four Seasons
     
  4. 4Giselle
     
  5. 5Angels’ Atlas

 

Reviews

Nijinsky
“Jenna Savella lends immense depth of feeling to her portrayal of Nijinsky’s sister Bronislava.”
— Toronto Star

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

Orpheus Alive
“Danced with burning passion by Jenna Savella.”
— Toronto Star

Awards

Rolex Dancers First Award for her performances in Chroma and as Bronislava in Nijinsky (2015)

David Tory Award (2014)

Patron Award of Merit (2007, 2006)

British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship

Vancouver Foundation Scholarship