Jennifer Weber

 

Hip Hop

Jennifer Weber is the founder and artistic director of Decadancetheatre-an all-female, hip-hop, dance theater company based in Brooklyn, NY. Trained in dance studios and nightclubs in NYC, Philadelphia, and London, Weber has always been a student not just of dance technique, but of the larger cultural meanings of urban movement. As an artist, Weber seeks to explore hip-hop as the key emerging language of a global youth culture. Since founding Decadancetheatre in the Summer of 2001, Weber has choreographed numerous original, evening-length, hip-hop ballets, and The DECA Crew has performed everywhere from Jacobs Pillow to MTV and has toured all over the US and abroad including The Women's Arts International Festival in the UK (along side Patti Smith and Urban Bush Women), LEAP Festival, (Liverpool UK), B.Supreme Festival of Women in Hip-Hop (South Bank Center, London) and Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle (sharing the bill with Wu-Tang Clan, Fergie, Joss Stone and John Legend).

Weber has choreographed for Reebok, Dance Spirit Magazine, Dancers Responding to AIDS, the ACLU, Direct Effect (MTV), Beatstock (WKTU 103.5) Bloomberg, DJ Spooky, and Team Toshiba/National Basketball League of Japan. Weber also starred in Cheryl Dunn's award-winning dance film, "Come Mute" which was showcased as part of the exhibit "Beautiful Losers" at Yerba Buena and Orange County Museum of Art. Weber's own dance short, "Big City Lover" was shown as part of the Captured: Video Dance Series at Dance Theatre Workshop. Weber holds a BA in Communications (Cum Laude, 2000) from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a visiting artist at Mount Holyoke College. She has also taught all over the US, UK and Japan. In addition, Weber has been featured in XXL, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine and American Theatre and on CBS This Morning.