Jenelle Rouse is a self-taught deaf dance artist with ways of telling stories through body movements. While she works as a teacher in London, Ontario, she is currently on a path of completing the final year of a four-year PhD program in applied linguistics. In 2006, Jenelle became involved in Picasso Pro and from 2010 performed in live artworks Talking Movement (dancer), Withered Tree (choreographer and dancer), and Perceptions (choreographer and dancer).
She also performed in a short dance film, Perceptions (2015), as well as other independent live performances since 2015. Jenelle has been involved with various Ontario art-related sectors as an artist, facilitator, co-researcher and consultant, including running her own miniature project, Multi-Lens.
I am thrilled to be part of the first Sync Canada programme online to strengthen my leadership skills. I look forward to exploring various tools the programme has to offer in turning many ideas I have towards my side project into reality.