is the Co-Founder of BOLD Arts, a leading creative dance and arts program based in the tri-state area. Jenn has been involved in the dance education world for over two decades, as a teacher, trainer, presenter, curriculum consultant, and performer. Jenn has a BA in Dance Education from Marymount Manhattan College. As a professional in the arts, she is known for her energetic, positive, entertaining, and empowering approach to working with children. Through BOLD Arts, Jenn has led programming at The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, The Shefa School, All Saints Day School, The Village Electric, and Reeves-Reed Arboretum, to name a few. She is proud of the development of the BOLD Pop curriculum, which fuses jazz, hip hop, fitness, creative dance and storytelling, and has loved training and supporting BOLD teaching artists in teaching this style. Jenn is the Performance Coordinator and Dance Teacher at All Saints Day School in Hoboken, NJ, where she has worked for 13 years, and where BOLD began. Jenn taught with National Dance Institute (NDI) in NYC for over 10 years. While with the organization, Jenn developed programs for early childhood, as well as sequential programs for all grade levels, and created virtual content throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She presented on behalf of NDI at conferences like NDEO and Face to Face, and led trainings for teachers at ABT, DEL, Community Word Project, and more. Jenn has consulted with Worldwide Orphans Foundation, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and for the children’s television series, Creative Galaxy. Jenn and Chelsea worked together with House of the Roses, an outreach program that serves homeless children in NYC, to co-write a curriculum that has been successfully used by volunteer teaching artists for years. She danced with Spark Movement Collective, Bianca Johnson and Dancers and Undertoe Dance Project, as well as many musical theater productions throughout the tri-state. A personal favorite performance experience was performing as a dancing doll, with blonde hair, on a raked stage! Jenn loves sharing the magic of dance and the arts with her students!
Zoë Wojnicki is a 16-year-old actress, singer, and dancer. She has been dancing with Bold Arts at school and at summer camps ever since she was little, and is so excited to take on the role of a teen assistant. Zoë previously danced with National Dance Institute’s Celebration Team, participating in performances at The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Marriott in Times Square, Annie Live (on NBC), Arts Nest, the NDI Gala, NYU’s Skirball theater, Forbes 400 Summit at the UN, and many more. Today, she is continuing to take classes and choreograph new pieces. At the heart of Zoë’s performing experience resides countless school musicals and plays, as well as some professional acting opportunities including background roles in The Crowded Room (on Apple TV), The Gilded Age (season 2), Into the Woods (at NYCC), and Jawbreaker (an MSU short film).
Evan Strasser is a 14 year old dancer living in New York City. He started dancing with BOLD Arts when he was 5 years old, taking classes during the school year as well as participating in BOLD Arts camps. He later became a BOLD Arts student assistant and was a member of the BOLD Arts performance team. Evan currently dances at Broadway Dance Center and Steps On Broadway, with over nine years of hip hop experience as well as training in jazz, contemporary, ballet, and jumps and turns. Evan also dances and is learning how to choreograph at school and this year performed in his school’s annual dance show which is wholly choreographed by students. Evan has been passionate about dance for as long as he can remember, and he loves to inspire other children to dance.
Evis Diaz brings her passion and enthusiasm with experience in performance, choreography, and dance. At a very young age, she started her dance training at multiple companies including BOLD Arts, where she developed a deep love and appreciation for dance. She furthered her training in various styles, including hip-hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary, acrobatics, and flamenco. She has performed in numerous recitals and participated in workshops and classes with renowned dance professionals. Currently, with a crew of over twenty members, Evis executes and choreographs several performances and dance routines for charity events and cultural heritage celebrations. She ensures exceptional on-stage performances in competitions such as Dance Educators of America, The United States Tournament of Dance, Legacy Dance Competition, Cathy Roe’s Dance Competition, and Sheer Talent Dance Competition. As a teen assistant at BOLD Arts, she is excited to help inspire and guide young dancers as they explore the world of dance and discover their own unique style.