Jennifer Harge is an performer, art maker, and educator. Trained as a modern dancer, Harge’s work lies at the intersection of movement, performance art, African American culture, and choreographies of protest. Her creative work has been made for both site specific and proscenium stage performances--most recently at Detroit Institute of Arts, Music Hall Center for Performing Arts, Standard ToyKraft (NYC), and in her grandmother’s basement. In 2014 she created a dance collective, Harge Dance Stories, to investigate the intersection of black bodies/stories and experimental dance making. The collective has been in residence at The Carr Center in Detroit and continues to construct the (her)stor(ies) project--a dance-theater work emphasizing the politics of the black female body. She holds a MFA from University of Iowa as a Dean’s Graduate Fellow and a BFA from University of Michigan. Harge currently holds lecturer appointments at Oakland University and University of Michigan.