Initial PGF Award: Dance Honorarium, 2000
Jennifer Owen's ballet career has taken her around the globe. After training with Pacific Northwest Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, she went on to dance with the Russian State Ballet, Moscow Renaissance Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, BalletMet, and had the unique experience of appearing as a guest artist with the National Ballet of Turkmenistan. Notable roles Jennifer has danced include the title role in “Giselle,” Kitri in “Don Quixote,” principal roles in George Balanchine's “Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux” and “Donizetti Variations”, and the central pas de deux in Todd Bolender's “Arena.” Jennifer is currently artistic director, dancer, and choreographer for the Owen/Cox Dance Group, an ensemble she founded with composer Brad Cox in 2006. She has choreographed numerous works for the Owen/Cox Dance Group, as well as nine works for Kansas City Ballet's In the Wings choreographic workshop, a piece for Quixotic Performance Fusion, and a winning entry for the 2006 Columbus Choreography Project. Jennifer is the recipient of a 2000 Princess Grace Honorarium.