Jenna Jalonen (FI) aka triplejay was born in Finland, educated in Hungary and currently based in Belgium and Hungary. After her studies in classical ballet at the Finnish National Opera Ballet School and Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, she changed to the field of contemporary dance and performing arts. She has been dancing for and creating together with several international companies and choreographers since 2010 such as Eva Duda Dance Co., Central Europe Dance Theater, Kubilai Khan Investigations, Kwaad bloed/Ugo Dehaes, fABULEUS, Thierry de Mey, Theater Bremen, Máté Mészáros, Untamed Productions, Notch Company/Oriane Varak and HODWORKS. Together with Beatrix Simkó their production Long time no see! was part of the official program at Festival d’Avignon 2018 and was one of the selected productions at Aerowaves Twenty19 Spring Forward. Jenna is also selected artist for Aerowaves Twenty20 with her creation BEAT ‘I just wish to feel you’.
She is teaching and developing triplewave, a movement practice inviting the dancer to enter a trip using the mechanics of a wave in the body through different dance styles and dynamics in the body. In her artistic works she is continuously researching in the extreme physicality of conscious and unconscious body, the “dead body’ in movement. Outside of studio and stage, Jenna is the co-founder and driver of Collective Dope.